New Delhi, July ANI | 4 months ago

Railways Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said here on Wednesday that he will be contacting Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi to seek more help in the patrolling of railway tracks in that state's Aurangabad District, where Maoists blew up the Delhi-Howrah railway track late on Tuesday night.

Expressing grief over the incident, Gowda said that though it was unfortunate, but he was relieved to hear that there were no casualties.

"Fortunately, no causalities have been reported. My officers detected the blast while patrolling. My officers and the state government, both took great care in guarding the railway tracks and safety has been taken as priority. Due to precautions taken by the authorities, a further accident was avoided. The railway authorities have done a good job," said Gowda.

"We are taking much care after this incident. The operations are being carried forward. Two-three Rajdhani Express trains moving from that side have been halted on the other side. The movement will start soon when the track will be set right," he added.

Last night, Maoists blew up up the Delhi-Howrah railway track in Amamsilva village near Aurangabad District of Bihar. The incident happened despite tight security by the Indian Railways.

(Posted on 23-07-2014)

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