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With rail block at Baruipur, routes come to a standstill

Kolkata: Commuters were badly harassed with train services in Sealdah South section getting affected on Monday as a section of people put up a rail block at Baruipur protesting against eviction.
It was learnt that a tension broke out at Baruipur railway station in South 24 Parganas following an attempt to evict some people.
Protesting against the eviction, a section of people created a pandemonium at Baruipur station this evening and finally they put up a rail block badly affecting the train service.
The rail block continued for around four and a half hours. As a result, train services were affected in Baruipur, Diamond Harbour and Canning sections. Some trains came to a standstill at different stations in these sections due to the agitation.
It caused inconvenience to commuters. People were found standing at different stations to get a train to reach to their destinations. The situation turned worse when train services didn't become normal even after two hours. People returning from offices gathered at Sealdah Station and other stations close to the city. With non-availability of train, the crowd at the stations increased.
Finally, the rail block was withdrawn after four and a half hours when senior officials intervened. Train services had resumed and it helped people to reach to the destinations.
Minati Ghosh, a private firm employee, said: "Such agitation cause inconvenience to common people. I had to take my daughter to doctor after returning home. Now it is no more possible as I don't know when will I reach home."
Rajendra Sanyal, who needed to reach to a relative's house for an urgent work, said: "Such agitations might be helpful for a section of people but they must think about the inconvenience of a large number of people before putting up blocks on railway tracks."
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