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A RPF personnel speaks on the loudspeaker as passengers arrive in Howrah station from Vellore, during lockdown, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, May 12, 2020.(Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

Buzz back at India’s busiest station after nearly 2 months

By Joydeep Thakur | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 04:48 AM IST
On Tuesday, the Howrah station, built in 1854 and having 24 platforms, flagged off its first passenger train since March 22, the day the government prohibited the service as part of a strategy to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).
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The Digha-bound Howrah Digha express moved some distance with Railway Protection Force personnel frantically shouting, trying to catch the attention of the driver.(Video screenshot)
The Digha-bound Howrah Digha express moved some distance with Railway Protection Force personnel frantically shouting, trying to catch the attention of the driver.(Video screenshot)

Watch: Guard escapes unhurt as train starts moving while he fixes pipe under coach

By Koushik Dutta | Hindustan Times, Midnapore
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 08:24 PM IST
A guard of a train running between Howrah and Bengal’s popular beach town of Digha had a miraculous escape on Friday after the train started moving while he was under the carriage trying to fix a pipe that had detached.
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