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Technical snag in Kolkata Metro leaves passengers stuck for over an hour, many faint

Jun 23, 2014 03:06 PM IST India India

Kolkata: Passengers were stuck for over an hour after a train broke down inside a tunnel on the Kolkata metro rail line on Monday. Several passengers fainted and had to be taken to the hospital.

The metro services have been hit after a technical snag in one of the rakes. The incident happened near the Park Street metro station.

Metro Railway CPRO RN Mahapatra said that the snag developed at 11.25 am as the train entered the tunnel after leaving Park Street. He said that all the passengers were evacuated from both sides of the rake by ladders which went down to the tracks.

Normal services were disrupted since then. The railway authorities ran truncated services from Dum Dum to Central on one side and Mahanayak Uttamkumar (Tollygunge) to Kavi Subhas (New Garia) on the other.

(With additional information from PTI)