Metro passengers evacuated after smoke detection

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 17:37

Kolkata: Hundreds of passengers of a
Metro train had to be evacuated today as a precautionary
measure after smoke billowed out from the bottom of a coach,
officials said.

As the train arrived at Maidan station from Kavi
Subhas station, rail staff detected smoke billowing from the
bottom of a coach at 11.53 am apparently due to friction in
the brake-binding system, Metro Railway`s DGM Protyush Ghosh said.
As a precautionary measure, the passengers were
evacuated and accommodated in another train.
Movement of trains, however, were not hampered.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 17:37

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