The Mumbai-Howrah Duronto Express and some other trains resumed their journey on the Kharagpur-Tatanagar section in West Midnapore district today after being stopped last night following a tip off that Maoists were planning to target the train.
South Eastern Railway sources said the Duranto Express left Tatanagar station at around 7:55 am and was expected to reach Howrah by 11 am.
All other halted trains, including Howrah-Tatanagar Steel Express and the Up and Down Tatanagar-Kharagpur passenger trains have also resumed their onward journey at around eight am after being halted at Kalaikunda last night, the sources said.
The trains were halted at Tatanagar, Kharagpur, Kalaikunda and other important stations after the Jhargram GRP alerted authorities last evening about a possible attack by the Maoists on Duranto.
Duronto, which was at Ghatsila station, was immediately surrounded by gun-toting security personnel and passengers asked to switch off lights and lower shutters. The train was later taken to Tatanagar.