Delhi-Howrah rail route restoredJuly 12th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 12 (IANS) Rail services were restored on the busy Delhi-Howrah route Tuesday, two days after the Kalka Mail derailed in Uttar Pradesh, killing 69 passengers and leaving over 200 injured, officials said.
“Initially, our teams managed to restore the uplink track; later, the down track was also restored at around 9 a.m.,” Sandeep Mathur, chief public relations officer North Central Railways (CPRO, NCR), told IANS on telephone.
According to officials, 27 trains were cancelled and over 60 diverted after the tracks were damaged following the accident Sunday noon.
As many as 14 coaches of the Kalka Mail derailed when it was nearing the Malwan railway station in Fatehpur district, about 140 km from here.
The victims also include three Swedish nationals, two of whom were found dead during the rescue operation.
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