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Train blockade hits passengers in Howrah-Amta section

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Train services at South Eastern Railway (SER) were disrupted Friday for hours following a blockade on the railway track at Tikiapara by the passengers of Howrah-Amta local, officials said.

The passengers put up a blockade on the railway track at about 7 pm demanding prompt and regular service on Howrah-Amta section, which continued beyond 10.30 pm affecting both the outgoing and incoming trains to and from Howrah station.

A SER spokesperson said that the Howrah-Amta local was stopped near Tikiapara station because of a technical snag in signalling system at Mourigram station.

Even as a the snag was rectified, angry passengers put up a blockade, the spokesman said.

The agitating passengers, however, said that despite their long-pending demands for prompt and regular train service on Howrah-Amta section, the railway authority failed to take any action.

"Senior officials have rushed to the spot and are holding discussion with the agitators," the SER spokesman said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, October 05 2018. 22:55 IST
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