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Train services hit as northern grid collapses

PTI  Chandigarh, July 31, 2012
First Published: 19:02 IST(31/7/2012) | Last Updated: 19:08 IST(31/7/2012)

Train services were disrupted in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh for the second consecutive day after the collapse of the northern power grid on Tuesday afternoon.

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An official in Ambala said 35 trains were stuck at various places in the region. Trains bound for Delhi, Amritsar, Jammu, Ferozepur, Kalka and other places came to halt mid-way, they said, adding that Ambala-Kalka and Kalka-Ambala passenger trains were cancelled.

Delhi-bound Amrapali Express and the Paschim Express, heading towards Mumbai, were being operated by diesel engines, the officials said.The signal system was also affected at several places.

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