Kolkata: Train services in Sealdah main section was brought to its knees on Friday morning after an “unprecedented” signalling glitch hit the section, disrupting the routines of tens of thousands of commuters. Train services slowed to a crawl for about an hour.
According to sources, problems erupted at four stations at Shyamnagar. It is still unclear how long it will be normal. The rail said it would set up an investigation committee to find the exact cause of the glitch.
Delays on the train services, which form the backbone of the city’s public transport, unleashed travel chaos during rush hour in the financial hub, with trains jam-packed and platforms overcrowded with stranded commuters.