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Kolkata Metro rake stranded inside tunnel due to snag

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

A rake of got stranded partly inside a tunnel following an electrical snag, creating panic among commuters, railway authority said.

The incident happened around 9.30 PM when the south-bound non-AC rake developed a major electrical snag, CPRO told

Two coaches of the rake got inside the Netaji Bhavan metro station while others were stranded behind the tunnel, Banerjee said.

Passengers started panicking witnessing electrical from the lines while a few of them tried to come out breaking the windows.

It took almost 20 minutes to evacuate all the passengers from the rake and metro officials claimed that no one fell sick.

This led to disruption of for about half-an-hour after which south-bound were started using the UP line, the CPRO said.

The was mainly because of the snag that led to power trip leading to the metro coming to a halt. We are investigating the matter, she said.

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First Published: Mon, April 16 2018. 00:05 IST