Train services hit by power failure

March 7th, 2008 - 12:05 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) A major snag in the northern power grid early Friday led to delays of several Shatabdi and Rajdhani express trains, railway officials said here. “The problem began at 2 a.m. with intermittent power failure being reported from the northern grid. The situation worsened by 6.30 a.m.

“Most of the Delhi bound Rajdhani trains were delayed by several hours. Although the Shatabdi trains left Delhi on time, many were stuck en route,” said Rajeev Saxena, chief public relations officer of Northern Railways.

The Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi was stuck on the tracks near Faridabad in Haryana for over two hours.

“Some of the trains have been diverted and we are constantly in touch with the Power Grid Corporation. The situation is improving, but we are still not in a position to resume rail services completely,” he said.

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