Restrictions on movement of night trains to continue: Mamata
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Last Updated: Monday, October 18, 2010, 20:59
  
Kolkata: Restrictions on the running of passenger trains at night in the Maoist-affected areas of West Bengal would continue till the state government provided proper security, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Monday.

"Lives of passengers were more precious than running of trains. Unless the state government provides security, trains will not run at night in the Maoist-hit areas," she told reporters here.

Banerjee said that security has to be provided by the state government.

The Railways had decided to halt running of passenger trains at night in certain sections following the Jnaneswari Express derailment on May 28 which was suspected to be an act of sabotage by the Maoists.

PTI


First Published: Monday, October 18, 2010, 20:59


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