More than two dozen trains passing through Madhya Pradesh were severely affected when an overhead electric cable near Agra Cantt station snapped. Trains going towards Delhi from South India and a dozen trains from Delhi that were going towards South and Western India got delayed by 4 to 10 hours.
The incident occurred around 2am on Wednesday during the shunting of Jhansi Passenger Express when the cable on level crossing pole hit the train and snapped.
Railway engineers and employees swung into action to normalise traffic on the route. After hours of repair work, the railway traffic was normalised at 7.30am while the traffic on up-track was normalised at 11.45am.
As a result, hundreds of passengers at Bhopal railway station had to wait for their trains. Some of them had to wait for over five hours.
Despite repeated attempts to contact public relations officer of Agra division for details, the PRO didn't respond. HT also tried to contact many senior officials of the Agra division but they also didn't respond.