Chandigarh: Chaotic scenes were witnessed at Punjab’s Sirhind railway station after a special train to Bihar’s Katihar was canceled on Tuesday. Irked by the cancellation, hundreds of passengers waiting for the train vandalized the railway station.
According to Northern Railway officials, some angry passengers reportedly pelted stones after they learned that the train that was supposed to leave for Katihar was canceled.
Meanwhile, Northern Railway CPRO Deepak Kumar said that the connecting rake got delayed and the train was put back at 3 a.m. He said that regular announcements have been made at the railway station.
Bihar-bound trains are witnessing a heavy rush post-Diwali as thousands of people travel back to the state for the Chhath puja, celebrated with great enthusiasm. The railway has said that it is operating 1,700 special trains to cater to the extra rush during Diwali and Chhath puja.
According to officials, these 1,700 special trains have created an additional 26 lakh berths.
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