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Power supply cut keeps train on halt for two hours in Pandooah

Kolkata: Train services were disrupted for almost two hours after pantograph of a local train broke at the Pandooah station in Eastern Railway.

The train immediately came to halt due to break in the power supply.

According to sources, on Wednesday, at 1:39 pm, a local train destined to Howrah left the Pandooah station around 1:39 pm.

Just after the train left the platform, one of the pantographs broke. As a result the train immediately came to halt due to break in power supply.

Immediately station master at the Pandooah station was informed.

Later, the station master informed the engineering department for repair work to be commenced soon. Within half-an-hour a tower van from Bandel arrived at the spot and started repair work.

But, as the work was time consuming, passengers of the train had to wait for long time to reach their destinations.

As the down line was totally closed several more trains have been stopped at multiple stations, waiting for the repair work to be done.

Around 3 pm the repair work was completed and nor mal traiun services resumed from 3:04 pm.

According to the Eastern Railway's spokesperson, train services on the Barddhaman Howrah main line section were affected as the front pantograph of Down Barddhaman Howrah local was broken at Pandooah station blocking both down main line and reversible line. As a result, five local trains including four Down locals ran a lot behind schedule.

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