Dust storms and thunderstorms, which swept across parts of northern India, affected rail services with the Nizamuddin-Palwal section being the worst hit as trees fell on railway tracks and overhead electrical equipment got damaged.
A number of trains were stranded, including the Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi Express, which was held up at the Sonepat station. Several goods trains were also stranded, even as operations on other routes remained normal, a railway spokesperson said.
A platform of the Faridabad station suffered structural damage due to the high-velocity winds, and train on the Nizamuddin-Palwal section were running slow till the time of filing this report.
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