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Agitators in Bengal obstruct train movement to protest communal clashes in North 24 Parganas

Kolkata: Train services on the Barasat–Hasnabad and the Barasat–Bongaon sections of Eastern Railway were disrupted for four and a half hours on Wednesday due to obstruction by agitators at different stations along the route.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The agitators were protesting against communal violence that affected Baduria block in the Basirhat sub-division of North 24-Parganas district since Monday.

Rail tracks in both these sections pass through North 24-Parganas district which covers a vast area starting from the northern fringes of Kolkata and shares an extensive international border with Bangladesh in the east.

As a consequence of the disruption of train services, 19 pairs of EMU locals had to be cancelled and seven EMU locals were detained enroute for about two and a half hours each on an average, an Eastern Railway spokesman said.

Train services were disrupted in the Barasat-Bongaon section from 8.30 am to 2.00 pm, while on Barasat–Hasnabad section, obstructions were made between Champapukur-Basirhat from 9.27 am to 9.58 am "on non-railway cause", the spokesperson said.

On the Barasat–Bongaon section, the agitators obstructed railway tracks at Duttapukur station from 8.30 am to 2.00 pm at a level crossing gate between Asoknagar and Guma stations from 9.45 am to 11.25 am and at a level crossing gate at Guma station from 10.55 am to 1.25 pm.

Normal train services have been restored on both Barasat–Hasnabad and Barasat–Bongaon sections, the spokesperson said.


Updated Date: Jul 05, 2017 16:45 PM

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