Rail fracture near Burdwan disrupts train services for 2 hours

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 16:06

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
work.

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.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 16:06

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