Jamshedpur : Train services on the Rajkharsawan- Dongaposhi section of Chakradharpur railway division under South Eastern Railway ( SER) was hit for seven hours on Sunday, due to construction of a low height subway.
The railway division took a seven hours traffic-cum-power block from 10.30 am to 5.30 pm.
Several trains were affected due to the block. The Howrah-Barbil Janshatabdi Express was short-terminated at Chaibasa railway station where it reached around 11.15 am today. The return train for Howrah left Chaibasa at 4 pm. The Gua-Tata Passenger was also short-terminated at Chaibasa.
The Haridwar-Puri Utkal Express, which travels via Tatanagar, was stopped for 30 minutes on Tata-Chakradharpur section while the Tatanagar-Bilaspur Passenger was halted for 30 minutes on Chakradharpur section.
The railway traffic block prompted several trains including Tata-Bilaspur Passenger and South Bihar Express to run on diverted routes.
The Tatanagar-Alleppey Express was rescheduled to leave Tatanagar at 4pm instead of 3.30pm. The Chakradharpur-Howrah Passenger was rescheduled to leave Chakradharpur at 7.20pm instead of 5pm.
Officials of Tatanagar Railway station had informed the changes being made so that the passengers can plan their trip accordingly. Chakradharpur is the highest revenue earning railway division in terms of freight in the country.