Maoists blow up railway track; goods train derailed | patna | Hindustan Times
Today in New Delhi, India
May 27, 2017-Saturday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Maoists blow up railway track; goods train derailed

Ten wagons of a goods train got derailed when Maoists blew up a railway track near Kurhani railway station in Hajipur-Muzaffarpur section of East-Central Railway in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district early today, DGP Neelmani said.

patna Updated: Nov 08, 2010 09:12 IST

Ten wagons of a goods train got derailed when Maoists blew up a railway track near Kurhani railway station in Hajipur-Muzaffarpur section of East-Central Railway in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district early today, DGP Neelmani said.

Over 50 ultras triggered a dynamite blast blowing up railway track near Kurhani station, he said.

The wagons of a goods train which passed over that track after the blast got derailed disrupting movement of rail traffic since 3 am today.

Trains were being diverted from Hajipur to Muzaffarpur via Sahpur-Patori station, he said. Meanwhile, rail traffic was restored on Mughalsarai section under Mughalsarai division of ECR which was affected following Maoists threat to plant bombs during a bandh call by them.

Bomb disposal squad after thorough checking of the tracks between Ismailpur and Rafigunj station found that there was no bomb planted on the track, Neelmani said, adding, following which the authorities decided to allow movement of trains.