Curbs on night trains in Maoist areas extended

The railway has been restricting the movement of trains after the Gyaneshwari Express sabotage in West Bengal`s West Midnapore district May 28, 2010 in which 148 people were killed.

Updated: Jun 16, 2011, 19:06 PM IST

Kolkata: Restrictions on movement of passenger trains during night in Maoist-affected areas of West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand will continue till June 23, a railway statement said here on Thursday.

"In view of security reasons, running of the passenger trains on Kharagpur-Adra, Chakradharpur-Rourkela and Kharagpur-Tata sections will continue to be suspended 10 pm to 5 am till June 23," a South Eastern Railway (SER) statement said.

Accordingly, some trains have been diverted and re-scheduled, it said.
The railway has been restricting the movement of trains after the Gyaneshwari Express sabotage in West Bengal`s West Midnapore district May 28, 2010 in which 148 people were killed.

IANS