Jamshedpur : The Howrah-bound Steel Superfast Express witnessed a close shave today as a crack appeared on the railway track at Galudih in Salgajhuri-Ghatshila section of South Eastern Railway’s ( SER) Kharagpur railway division.
The superfast train which was running at a speed of 110 Kmph slowed down after the engineering depatment staff of railways who were patrolling showed a red flag.
As the train had left Rakha Mines for reaching the next station – Ghatshila as red flag was flashed. The train resumed journey after senior railway officials of the Kharagpur division reached the spot. The engineering department staff immediately replaced the damaged track.
The Steel Superfast Express which leaves Tatanagar at 6.15 am comprises 22 coaches including a luggage van. Train services remained disrupted for about an hour between Tatanagar and Kharagpur section due to the crack on the railway track.
Curious passengers of the long route trains were thronging the Tatanagar railway station regularly to enquire about the resumption of the services. �Safety and security of the passengers is paramount to the railways and whatever measures we are taking in the interest of the passengers,� noted an official of Chakradharpur railway division.
The railway station put up notice at the enquiry booth besides it has made arrangements for frequent announcements of trains that are running on changed schedule. Railway authorities informed that the movements of goods train were also hampered since morning.