Kolkata, Jun 10: Trains including Mumbai-Howrah Duronto Express, which were stopped last night resumed their journey on the Kharagpur-Tatanagar section in West Midnapore district in West Bengal. The trains were stopped, following the hint that Maoists were planning to target the train.
Howrah-Tatanagar Steel Express and Tatanagar-Kharagpur passenger trains have resumed their journey at around 8:00 am on Thursday, Jun 10, after being halted at Kalaikunda on Wednesday, Jun 9 night. Duranto Express left Tatanagar station at 7:55 am and is expected to reach Howrah by 11 am.
Jhargram GRP had warned the authorities about a possible attack by the Maoists on Duranto Express and then the trains were halted at Tatanagar, Kharagpur, Kalaikunda and other important stations.
Duronto Express was at Ghatsila station when they received the warning. It was immediately surrounded by gun-toting personnel s. Passengers were asked to switch off lights and lower the shutters. The train was then taken to Tatanagar.