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Railway services hit in Kolkata due to heavy rains

IANS  |  Kolkata 

Four long distance express and 60 suburban trains were either cancelled or ran late as heavy overnight rains submerged tracks on Sealdah division of Eastern Railway on Friday, an official statement said.

In Baruipur-Lakshmikantapur section of Sealdah South, overflowing water from ponds inundated the tracks, forcing the cancellation or late running of 40 trains.

In Sealdah Main, 20 trains were cancelled or moved late due to water-logging in Kankinada-Naihati section, an Eastern Railway release said here.

Water accumulation at Kolkata station forced the railway authorities to cancel 13113/13114 Kolkata-Lalgola Hazar Duari Express from both Kolkata and Lalgola stations

The 15051 Up Kolkata-Gorokhpur Express and 13145 Up Kolkata-Radhikapur Express, scheduled to leave Kolkata station, will leave from Sealdah station.

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First Published: Fri, July 10 2015. 18:54 IST