Train mishap averted by detection of crack on rail line in Bengal’s Malda

The line checking team noticed the crack near the rail gate of Samsi railway station and informed the matter to the Samsi station manager at about 5.45 AM. Normalcy was restored at about 9 AM, Samsi Station Manager Bimalendu Roy said

By: PTI | Malda | Published: November 5, 2017 2:15:24 pm
Malda Rail Line Crack, Malda Rail Line, Bengal Malda Rail Line Crack, Malda Rail Line Crack, Hate-Bazare Express, Samsi railway station, India News, Indian Express, Indian Express News The line checking team noticed the crack near the rail gate of Samsi railway station and informed the matter to the Samsi station manager at about 5.45 AM (Representational Image)

A train mishap was averted today when a line checking team detected a crack on the rail track and facilitated immediate halt of an Express train rushing towards it in Malda district, a rail official said.

The line checking team noticed the crack near the rail gate of Samsi railway station and informed the matter to the Samsi station manager at about 5.45 AM.

The rail officials immediately halted the Hate-Bazare Express on the Up line and detained it there for about three hours, Samsi Station Manager Bimalendu Roy said. After repairing the nearly six-inch crack, normalcy was restored at about 9 AM, he said.

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