Passengers push train to resume onward journey

By LATA RANI, CORRESPONDENT  www.gulfnews.com

Patna: Hundreds of railway passengers in Bihar were in for a surprise when a train driver asked them to get out and push the vehicle to resume the journey after it got stuck in the “neutral zone”, a short length of track where there is no power in the overhead wires.

The incident took place between Banahi and Raghunathpur railway stations in Buxar district of Bihar on Thursday evening, disrupting the movement of 12 trains for about three hours.

Authorities said the Delhi-bound 13131 Kolkata-Anand Vihar Express had just left Banahi railway station in Buxar district when some passengers who were illegally travelling pulled the train’s emergency chain. Soon, the train came to a halt but it got stuck in the “neutral zone”. The driver of the train made every effort to get it out of the troubled zone but failed.

He then asked the passengers on board to get out and push to move the stalled train, so that it could touch the live overhead wires and resume its journey. The harried passengers pushed the train for about .04km. More info

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