Theft attempt to steal railway electric wires, train service disrupted

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Theft attempt to steal railway electric wires, train service disrupted

Dibrugarh: Miscreants in eastern Assam’s Jorhat district attempted to steal newly installed electric wires near Selenghat station on Tuesday night, disrupting train services on the route between Simaluguri Jn and Mariani Jn stations.

While the electric wires were not yet operational, a few coaches of the Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express (20503) travelling towards Mariani Jn became entangled with the tampered wires.

Railway officials deployed technical personnel from Mariani Jn to address the issue.

The incident caused delays for several trains, including the Vivek Express, Kamrup Express, and two Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Expresses.

Services resumed after the entangled wires were cleared from the 20503 Rajdhani Express at around 1:35 am.

Officials reported that trains originating from Dibrugarh on Tuesday are running over four hours behind schedule due to the disruption.

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