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Blockade by passengers delay trains in Howrah-Burdwan section

The daily commuters demanded services for them and blocked the tracks from around 7am till 10am

The Telegraph Howrah Published 03.08.21, 03:05 AM
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Scores of special trains and long-distance trains were delayed on Monday morning after a section of passengers staged a blockade at Pandua station in the Howrah-Burdwan section, said an official of the Eastern Railway.

Local train services are suspended as part of the Covid curbs. Only special trains meant for essential service providers are running. But such trains are being crowded by daily commuters.

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On Monday, a scuffle broke out after some essential service providers protested the crowding of trains by others, the official said.

The daily commuters demanded trains for them and blocked the tracks from around 7am till 10am, the official said.

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