Train services disrupted in Sealdah South section
Kolkata: Train services were disrupted on Monday night and Tuesday afternoon in the Sealdah South section of Eastern Railway.
On Monday, around 8:30 pm, one pantograph of Down Sealdah-Lakshmikantapur local broke after reaching Baruipur station. As a result, power services to the train was cut-off.
Immediately engineers of Eastern Railway were informed. One tower van was also sent to repair the damaged pantograph. But, engineers were not able to repair it soon.
Some passengers allegedly ransacked the Baruipur station around 11:30 pm as the repair-work was taking time. Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Government Railway Police (GRP) intervened and
brought the situation under control. Repair work went on throughout the night and normal train services
were resumed on Tuesday morning.
After Monday night, train services were again hampered in the South Section on Tuesday afternoon due to road traffic congestion at Kakulia Gate near Ballygunge railway station.
According to Eastern Railway authority, train services in Ballygunge – Sonarpur and Ballygunge – Budge Budge sections were delayed due to road traffic congestion at the Level Crossing (LC) Gate No. 5ST near Ballygunje, which popularly known as Kakulia Gate.
The heavy rush of road traffic at this LC Gate since 3 pm caused delay in closing the gate and granting proceed signal to the trains. Situation turned normal in the evening.
Eastern Railway authority has also informed that train services will be partially affected due to the maintenance work on down line between Chakdaha, S
imurali and Madanpur stations in Naihati-Ranaghat section which will commence from May 2.
It will continue till May 15 as traffic block will be implemented. Several trains will be cancelled and many more will be controlled enroute.