Train services between Narayangarh

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Kolkata, Jun 23 (UNI) Restoration work to rectify the damaged track on the railway lines between Narayangarh and Bakhrabad is going on war footing, South Eastern Railway (SER) sources said here today.

The restoration work was initially affected due to water logging and flood in the area, sources said. However, it has started on full swing from June 19 and one line would be restored with limited speed within the next six to eight days, they added.

The sources maintained that about 1000 men were working round the clock to restore train services between the line.

''In fact the SER has mobilised lot of restoration materials like stone chips, sand, ballast, among others, from various places and deployed machines for early restoration,'' sources noted.

''Since the soil is very soft, strengthening the embankment is a major task'', sources stated.

''Keeping in view that embankment will be essential before running passenger trains, the Railways is planning to test the embankment for 2-3 days by running goods train in the section after completion of work,'' sources added.

Train services on both the lines in Kharagpur-Bhadrak section were disrupted as a result of flash flood in West Midnapore district while flood in Keleghai river had affected both the railway lines between Narayangarh and Bakhrabad stations from June 17, sources informed.

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