The 41-km Dhanbad-Chandrapura line will close on Wednesday midnight and authorities have geared up to deal with any eventuality. There were a few protests at different railway stations on Wednesday but law and order was largely under control. The administration has clamped prohibitory orders at all the eight railway stations falling on the stretch. District police, GRP and RPF have been deployed.
The line is being closed down for now as it has become dangerous for rail traffic because of a simmering underground coal mine fire. The railways have decided to cancel at least 19 pairs of trains, among them six passenger trains. Seven pairs of trains would be rerouted. Over a dozen of goods trains that use the line for ferrying coal excavated by the Bharat Coking Coal Limited, a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, would be stopped. Read More…
Credit By : Indian Express
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