Derailment disrupts train services between Sealdah-Budge Budge
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Derailment disrupts train services between Sealdah-Budge Budge

Train services in the Ballygunj-Budge-Budge section of the Eastern Railway remained disrupted for over four hours today after a coach of a local train derailed near the Lake Gardens station.

kolkata Updated: Aug 12, 2010 21:11 IST
PTI

Train services in the Ballygunj-Budge-Budge section of the Eastern Railway remained disrupted for over four hours on Thursday after a coach of a local train derailed near the Lake Gardens station.

ER sources said that the third coach from the rear of the Majherhat-Namkhana local derailed at 9:52 am when the train was entering the Lake Gardens station.

Train services in the section resumed at around 2:35 pm. There was no casualty or injury, the sources said.

During the period, shuttle services were maintained with seven pairs of trains between Tollygunj and Budge-Budge stations. Five pairs of Sealdah-Budge Budge locals, however, had to be cancelled and two more local trains were short-terminated at intermediate stations, the sources said.

Stating that an enquiry by senior officers had been ordered, they said that the Permanent Way Inspector of the section has been suspended.

First Published: Aug 12, 2010 21:09 IST