Gusty wind, rain disrupt train services
Kolkata: Train services were affected in both Howrah and Sealdah divisions, after a gusty wind along with scattered rain hit some parts of South Bengal on Sunday evening.
Train services on the Barrackpore-Ranaghat-Krishnanagar section of Eastern Railway's Sealdah division were affected since 6.05 pm due to a banner flag getting tangled in an overhead wire at Simurali on the Up line due to the storm.
A tower van was dispatched immediately to conduct repair work on a war footing. Normal services were resumed after the repair work was completed at around 7.10 pm. As a result, 6 EMU locals were delayed.
At Krishnanagar, there was a signaling problem due to the weather since 5.50 pm, causing late running of trains. Works are on to rectify the defects for resumption of normal services.
In the Howrah division, there was moderate rain and storm since 4.30 pm. Though services were maintained, the trains have been running late for observance of safety stipulations. Normal services have been maintained in Asansol and Malda divisions.
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