Kolkata Metro Service Hampered After Suicide, Derailment


Kolkata :  A coach of an empty rake of Kolkata Metro got derailed on Tuesday while it was being turned towards the opposite direction at Maidan  station.

Suicide by a man before a metro railway train at Shyambazar station at 6 pm, services were being run between Central and Kavi Subhash stations.

A coach of an empty train got derailed during this operation. Following the incident, the services were run from Dumdum to Central and from Tollygunje to Kavi Subhash.

The incident occurred at 7.20 pm when the empty rake was being turned at the ‘Y-siding’ of Maidan station for travelling towards Kavi Subhash station.

Reportedly, no injury is there till now as the coach was empty.

Due to a technical malfunction at Central station, authorities decided to operate the services from Maidan to Kavi Subhash stations and as such, trains were being turned at the ‘Y-siding’ at Maidan, the spokesperson said.

No services were being operated between Tollygunge and Central due to the derailment. Metro services are likely to be normal tomorrow morning.