Train services between Tatanagar-Kharagpur under the South Eastern Railway network were badly affected for over five hours today after irate passengers squatted on tracks.
The passengers got agitated when two of them fell down while trying to board Kharagpur-Tata passenger train and squatted on tracks near Rakhamines under Kharagpur division demanding an increase of coaches in Kharagpur-Tata passenger trains, railway sources said.
Over half-a-dozen long distance trains were stranded at various stations for over five hours following the agitation, which was withdrawn following assurances from senior rail officials.
Howrah-bound Kurla express, Geetanjali Express, Mumbai Mail and Puri-bound Neelanchal express were detained at Tatanagar station while Ahmedabad-Howrah was regulated at Rajkharswan, sources said.
Barbil-bound Howrah-Barbil Jansatabdi Express was terminated at Barbil while today's Howrah-bound down Jansatabdi Express and tomorrow's up Howrah-Barbil Jansatabdi express has been cancelled.