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Over 20 trains of northern and north-eastern railway arrived late on Sunday in Lucknow following the Meerut-Lucknow Rajyarani express getting derailed near Rampur section on Saturday. According to railway officials, the route has been cleared but the speed of trains is low near the section.
The derailment occurred near Rampur railway section. Trains coming from New Delhi on the Moradabad route had to reduce their speed to 15-20 Kmph near the affected area of accident. Railway officials said the first train was passed for Lucknow at 12:15am on the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday and could cross the section at around 1:44am at a speedd of 10kmph.
Trains arrived late at Lucknow from northern region via Moradabad and Meerutsections. The trains from southern and eastern region could not get vacant tracks and arrived late too. Anand Vihar terminal-Udhampur express was late by14 hours, Intercity express-12 hours, New-Delhi Jalpaigudi Biweekly by 5 hours, Indore-Patna Weekly by 4 hours etc.
Passengers said they suffered all day because of summer heat and as waiting halls were full. Many passengers whose trains were more than 10 hours late said, they have missed their offices and colleges, because of late arrival of trains. Since the trains arrived late their departure got delayed too.
This article first appeared on timesofindia.indiatimes.com
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