Train derailment: More time to be taken to restore tracks
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Last Updated: Saturday, May 29, 2010, 11:15
Kolkata: Restoration of the railway line where the Mumbai-bound train derailed in West Midnapore district would take some more time to restore as the worst-affected coaches are yet to be removed from the tracks, railway officials said Saturday.

It was expected that the up and down tracks where the worst-affected S-5 and S-6 coaches of the express and the wrecked engine of the goods train lay would be cleared by 2.00 pm this afternoon, but this would not be possible, they said.

The Howrah-Kurla Gyaneshwari Express derailed following a Maoist attack yesterday, leaving 98 passengers dead.

Meanwhile, South Eastern Railways spokesman Soumitra Majumdar said that night operation of trains on the Kharagpur-Adra section on the Howrah-Mumbai route would remain suspended between 10.00 pm and 5.00 am till June 1, when the situation would be reviewed.


First Published: Saturday, May 29, 2010, 11:15

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