SER sources said the wires snapped when the Up
Howrah-Puri Dhauli Express was passing between the two
stations at 7.30 am. The train was later towed to Kharagpur
with a diesel engine.
The Howrah-Borbil Janshatabdi Express, which was running
behind the Dhauli Express, was also stopped and towed to
Kharagpur with a diesel engine, they said.
The reason for the snapping of the wire was not
immediately clear, the sources said.
As a result, eight long-distance trains, including the
Howrah-Mumbai Duronto Express, Howrah-Titlagarh Ispat Express,
the Howrah-Secundrabad Falaknama Express, Shalimar- Santaldih
Aranyak Express and the Shalimar-Bankura Rajya Rani Express,
were stopped at various stations.
While seven EMU locals have been cancelled, five were
short-terminated, the sources said.
While traffic was being maintained in the Down line, the
Up line was expected to be restored by this afternoon.
Rail traffic in the SER's Kharagpur-Bhubaneswar line
remained affected for several hours yesterday after a truck
hit a level crossing pole and snapped the overhead traction at
Kolkata: Train services on the Howrah-
Kharagpur section of the South Eastern Railway was affected
after the overhead traction wire snapped between Haur and
Radhamohanpur Halt stations this morning.
First Published: Monday, January 09, 2012, 13:10