Kolkata

Howrah: Commuters block railway tracks after local EMU train stops on ‘through line’

Commuters blocked railway tracks at Dasnagar station in Howrah on Thursday after a local EMU train halted on a “through line”, forcing passengers to deboard by jumping onto the tracks.

The “through line” is a track reserved for passing trains with no platform on either side.

“Passengers had to deboard the train by jumping off railway tracks. A big accident could have been occurred,” said Abhijit Kundu, one of the passengers.

The incident disrupted train services on the Howrah-Kharagpur section of the South Eastern Railway.

“As a result, 18 EMU local trains and three mail/express trains were detained at various stations en route. Services resumed after railway authorities negotiated with agitators,” said a railway official.

Chief Public Relation Officer of SER Sanjay Ghosh assured that a probe would be conducted into the matter. WITH PTI

Article source: https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/kolkata/dasnagar-station-howrah-through-line-5554327/

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