Kolkata: Train services on the main line in
West Bengal`s Burdwan district were disrupted for nearly two
hours today following cracks on the railway track between
Burdwan Junction and Gangpur stations.
Eastern Railway sources said a railway patrol party
noticed that the welding joints of the down track on the
Burdwan-Saktigarh section had come off and immediately
informed the Burdwan station master as also the control room.
Train services on the down line were immediately stopped
at 10:38 am and remained suspended till 12:08 pm for repair
As a result, the 3006 Dn Howrah-Amritsar Mail was detained
for two hours.
It could not immediately be ascertained whether the
incident was an act of sabotage.