Burdwan (WB): Hundreds of commuters had a
close shave on Thursday when an alert contract labourer found around
150 pandrol clips missing from railway tracks and alerted
motorman of a Katwa-bound local near Balgona station in
Railway sources said as railway contract labourer Manab
Pramanik spotted that the clips were missing, he immediately
brought it to the notice of gangman Manas Pramanik standing
With the 52301 UP Balgona-Katwa local fast approaching,
the duo started frantically waving a red flag and the diesel
loco motorman halted the three-bogie train, just few metres
from the loosened tracks.
The incident led to hour-long disruption in the narrow
gauge section, from 7:45 am to 8:50 am, under Howrah-Burdwan
division of Eastern Railway, in the peak morning hours, the
There are seven/eight stations in the narrow gauge
section between Balgona and Katwa.