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Shatabdi Express stopped briefly in Jharkhand after detection of smoke

New Jalpaiguri-Howrah Down Shatabdi Express was stopped briefly on Wednesday at Outer Pakur station after smoke was spotted below a coach, railway sources said.

PTI| Updated: Oct 15, 2014, 13:37 PM IST

Pakur (Jharkhand): New Jalpaiguri-Howrah Down Shatabdi Express was stopped briefly on Wednesday at Outer Pakur station after smoke was spotted below a coach, railway sources said.

"Smoke started billowing out of a coach as a result of a spark in the brake windings of the train due to friction soon after it left Farraka station," Station Superintendent of Pakur, BK Das said.

The passengers raised an alarm on seeing smoke in the train which was stopped at Outer Pakur station in Pakur district of Jharkhand, he said.

The train did not have a scheduled stoppage here.

A team of technical experts rushed to the spot from Pakur station and rectified the fault, Das said.

No damage or loss of property was reported in the incident, he said adding that the train left for its onward journey after it was stopped for about 20 minutes.