Train services between Tatanagar and Chakradharpur of South Eastern Railway were disrupted for about two hours on Thursday afternoon after an overhead wire snapped near Kandra station.
Sources said engineers were immediately tasked with the job to repair the fault, which was fixed in an hour, from 1pm.
The schedule of several trains like Tata-Chapra Express (Dn), Tata-Danapur Express and South Bihar Express went haywire.
While Howrah-bound Jan Shatabdi Express stuck to its time, Titlagarh-Howrah Ispat Express was delayed by about 45 minutes. Tata-Chapra Express, which was already delayed at Barauni, was stuck at Gamharia station for more than an hour, as none of the platforms at Tatanagar was empty.
“As it is, the train was running late. It got further delayed as we could not provide a platform to it,” said R. Choudhary, station manager of Tatanagar.
Tata-Danapur and South Bihar Express also ran about one hour behind schedule.
A section of aggrieved passengers created a ruckus at Tatanagar over late arrival of Bihar-bound trains. “The railways should take necessary steps to ensure punctuality of trains as there is a huge rush of devotees, who head for different religious destinations in Bihar and Deoghar in this auspicious month of Shravan,” said a passenger.
This is the second time in the past two weeks that movement of trains was hit. Earlier, on July 4, a technical snag at Brijrajnagar under Chakradharpur division disrupted services on Howrah-Mumbai main line.