Train services from Kolkata to North-East suspended for third day

Fourteen express trains from Howrah, Sealdah and Kolkata stations here were cancelled for the day owing to flood water flowing above railway tracks in North East Frontier Railway system.

Published: 15th August 2017 08:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th August 2017 08:56 PM   |  A+A-

People wade through a flooded road caused due to the overflow of Atrai river at Balurghat South Dinajpur on Tuesday. | PTI

By PTI

KOLKATA: Thousands of passengers were inconvenienced as train services connecting the metropolis with north Bengal and Assam remained suspended for the third consecutive day today owing to flood situation in Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Assam.

Fourteen express trains from Howrah, Sealdah and Kolkata stations here were cancelled for the day owing to flood water flowing above railway tracks in North East Frontier Railway system, an Eastern Railway statement said.

Thousands of passengers who were to travel to different destinations in north Bengal and Assam were inconvenienced owing to the cancellations as tracks continued to remain flooded.

The trains cancelled are: 

12041 Up Howrah-New Jalpaiguri Shatabdi Express

12345 Up Howrah-Guwahati Saraighat Express

15959 Up Howrah-Dibrugarh Kamrup Express

13147 Up Sealdah-New Cooch Behar Uttarbanga Express

13149 Up Sealdah-Alipurduar Kanchankanya Express

12343 Up Sealdah-New Jalpaiguri Darjeeling Mail

22309 Up Howrah-New Jalpaiguri AC Express

12377 Up Sealdah-New Alipurduar Padatik Express.

Other trains cancelled are:

15657 Up Sealdah-Guwahati Kanchanjungha Express

13063 Up Howrah-Balurghat Express

12363 Up Kolkata-Haldibari Express

13161 Up KolkataBalurghat Express

13141 Up Sealdah-New Alipurduar Teesta Torsa Express

13145 Up Kolkata-Radhikapur Express, the statement said.

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