Train derailment: More time to be taken to restore tracks

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.

PTI



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