Train services of ER normal despite bandh

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Kolkata, Oct 30 (UNI) Barring some stray incidents, the overall train services of Eastern Railway's major divisions -- Sealdah, Howrah, Asansol and Malda -- were normal during the SUCI-sponsored 12-hour ''Bengal bandh'' today.

The bandh was called to protest the alleged malfunctiong of public distribution system, Nandigram killings, and mysterious death of graphic engineer Rizwanur Rahman.

Bandh supporters disrupted train services near Taldi station on Sealdah-Canning section for some hours.

At Machlandapur station of Bongaon section, plastic wires were thrown on overhead wires. Later, a tower van of ER cleared those wires and resumed services.

On Sealdah section, banana leaves were also thrown on overhead wires between Kanchrapara and Kalyani section.

Obstruction of traffic was also reported at Basirhat station, Kalinarayanpur on Ranaghat-Krishnagar section and Ranaghat-Lalgola line.

At Mankundu station on Seoraphuli-Bandel section, train services were obstructed by bandh supporters for sometime.


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