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Rajdhani and other trains detained

Last Updated: Monday, May 10, 2010 - 08:46

Midnapore: The Bhubaneswar-New Delhi Rajdhani express and several other express and local trains were detained this evening near here after a tree fell on the rail tracks near Godapialsal station in West Midnapore district.

The Rajdhani Express was caught in the storm after it crossed Midnapore station and stopped when the tree fell on the tracks, cutting the overhead wire at Bhalukkhunia, sources said.

Railway officials said the tracks were being cleared by the staff and the trains including the Rajdhani Express have been waiting for the past three hours.
Apart from the Rajdhani Express, Purulia Express, Chakdradharpur Local and a MEMU train have been detained at Bhalukkhunia, officials said.


First Published: Monday, May 10, 2010 - 08:46
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