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Dust storm affects rail services in Delhi, adjacent areas

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Dust storms and thunderstorms, which swept across parts of northern India, affected with the Nizamuddin-Palwal section being the worst hit as trees fell on railway tracks and got damaged.

A number of trains were stranded, including the Kalka-Shatabdi Express, which was held up at the Several goods trains were also stranded, even as operations on other routes remained normal, a said.

A platform of the 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.

However, services on the vital Delhi-Howrah section remained normal and the trains left just on time as the dust was beginning to hit the city, sources said.

Reports of tree falling on the railway tracks were received from and divisions as well.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 00:40 IST