July 12, 2024

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Maoists blow up railway track in Bihar; traffic on Delhi-Howrah route hit

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Maoists blew up a portion of a railway track between Ismailpur and Rafiganj section in Bihar, leading to derailment of a pilot engine running ahead of the Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express.

No casualty was reported in the blast that took place late Tuesday night, deputy inspector general of police, Magadh range, P K Shrivastava told PTI.

In Patna, chief public relations officer, East Central Railway, Arvind Kumar Rajak said the advance pilot engine running ahead of Bhubaneshwar-New Delhi Rajdhani Express jumped off the track due to the incident.

Nearly one dozen mail and Express trains including three Rajdhani Express trains have been stranded at various places between Gaya and Mughalsarai due to the incident, Rajak said.

Railway minister Sadananda Gowda has asked for a report regarding the latest incident and said more safety measures would be set in place. Gowda said the damaged rail track would be repaired soon.

Courtesy: PTI

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