Bar on night train journeys in Maoist areas extended

January 7th, 2011 - 1:08 am ICT by IANS  

Kolkata, Jan 6 (IANS) The restrictions on movement of passenger trains during night in Maoist-affected areas of West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand will continue till Jan 13, the South Eastern Railway said here Thursday.”In view of security reasons, running of passenger trains on Kharagpur-Adra, Chakradharpur-Rourkela and Kharagpur-Tata section will continue to remain suspended up to Jan 6 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m,” a railways release said.

Accordingly, some train services have been diverted, re-scheduled and regulated, it said.

The railways have been restricting the movement of trains following the May 28 Gyaneshwari Express sabotage in West Bengal’s West Midnapore district in which 148 people were killed.

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