After 51 hours after the Friday’s accident, the train services resumed at Balasore’s Bahanaga train accident site. A goods train completed a run on the affected stretch, clearing the way for the resumption of services between Kolkata and Chennai from midnight last night.
South Eastern Railway sources said long-distance trains like Howrah-Chennai Mail, Howrah-Puri Express, Howrah-Bengaluru Express, Howrah-Puducherry Express, Shalimar-Thiruvananthapuram Express passed through Bahanaga.
Authorities said all trains on the route will be back to normal from today. Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw congratulated all those who have worked relentlessly to restore services. He said the investigation is going on and will go to the root cause of the accident.
Railway Minister who reviewed the restoration work at the Balasore triple train collision site yesterday, said that the accident happened due to a change in electronic interlocking.