Rail traffic affected to heavy rains in West Bengal

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Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, Jun 18 (UNI) Heavy rains in West Bengal have badly affected rail traffic along the Howrah-Mumbai main rail route resulting in cancellation of several important express trains, railway sources said today.

Rail movement was disrupted due to water-logging on railway tracks and in Khadagpur Station Yard in West Bengal. A number of mail express trains running between Mumbai and Howrah pass through Khadagpur.

Sources said the 2860 Howrah-Mumbai Geetanjali Express, the 8030 Shalimar-Kurla Express, the 2810 Howrah-Mumbai Mail Express and the 2130 Howrah-Pune Azad Hind Express have been cancelled.

The 2833 Ahmedabad-Howrah Express train was cancelled in Tatanagar, converted to the 2834 Express train and returned to Ahmedabad.

According to sources, it could take a day or two to restore rail movement. Until situation becomes normal, trains plying from Mumbai to Howrah would go up to Tatanagar and returned to their destination.

Special arrangements have been made for refund of tickets to passengers of cancelled trains.

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