The Railway Board has cancelled 19 trains and diverted routes of seven after a mines fire reached close to tracks in the Dhanbad-Chandrapur segment, making it unsafe for use. The railway line in Jharkhand is being closed down from June 15 in view of a underground mines fire, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Dhanbad, Manoj Krishna Akhori, said today.
The Board has also suspended movement of goods train, including loading of coal at nine sidings, on the 34-km long Dhanbad-Chandrapura segment under the East Central Railway. The Railway Board on June 10 had declared the Chandrapura railway line “unsafe” due to its closeness to the Jharia mines fire. Read more