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5 K'kata-bound trains cancelled due to heavy rains

Five trains to Kolkata of Central Railways have been cancelled due to heavy rains in West Bengal for last few days.

india Updated: Jun 18, 2008 19:34 IST

Five trains to Kolkata of Central Railways have been cancelled due to heavy rains in West Bengal for last few days.

The 2859 CST (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus)-Howrah Geetanjali Express, 2809 CST-Howrah Mail, 8029 LTT-Howrah Shalimar Express, 2129 Pune-Howrah Azad Hind Express which were to depart for Kolkata on Thursday have been cancelled, Central Railways authorities said.

The 0859 CST-Howrah Special which was to depart on June 20 has also been cancelled, they said.

"The corresponding trains from Kolkata to Mumbai and Pune were cancelled as a result of the heavy rains in West Bengal and due to this the trains from Mumbai also will not operate," a spokesperson for Central Railways said.

At present, the Railway authorities have not been intimated regarding when services from Kolkata are expected to be restored, he added.