SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
REPURCUSSION FOR PUBLIC AGITATION DUE TO NON RAILWAY ISSUE on HOWRAH-KHARAGPUR SECTION
Kolkata, 14th December, 2019:
Due to Public agitation for non railway issue In Howrah-Kharagpur section in various stations from 11.00 hrs today morning (14.12.19) train services affected badly. As a result upto 17.00 hrs on date, 16 Mail/Express and 50 EMU local trains have been cancelled for different directions. 7 Mail/Express trains have been short terminated/short originated instead of Howrah/Shalimar/Santragachi. 5 trains have been diverted via Asansol to avoid the affected stations. The situation not yet normalized.
On account of Public agitation apart from damaged caused yesterday at Uluberia station, today extensively damaged has been caused atSankrail, Nalpur, Bauria and Chengail stations. The following damage has been assessed/reported upto 14.30 hrs:
·The equipments, Station records, money value items i.e PRS and UTS role etc. are damaged by fire in Booking Office(North & South) and Station Manager Office of Sankrail. This apart, Panel Board, Telecommunication system, platform lights, fans, seating arrangements, tea stalls, water vending machines, level crossing gate and Gate Keeper Panel are damaged in this station.
·Booking Office Window Slap, Glass, store rooms, seating arrangements are damaged in Nalpur station. This apart, tire firing was broken out at line no 1, 2 & 3 at this station by the agitators.
·Electric Engine of one Goods Train for Malda Town has damaged by unruly agitators at Bauria station.
·All window glasses of Booking Counter are destroyed. All the seating arrangements are uprooted and thrown in to all over the lines. Some glasses, tube lights fans of empty Coaching rake are broken in Chengail station.