Maoists blew up a railway track between Hajipur and Sarai stations on Saturday, hitting trains services in Bihar. The blast was part of their two-day bandh.
Several trains were delayed for a few hours early in the morning. The track was restored around 9.30 a.m., Amitabh Prabhakar, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of the East Central Railway, told The Hindu.
“The supposed blast occurred about five km from Hajipur. The damage was not much as the track had a 10 mm gap. One sleeper and 10 Pandrol clips were damaged. In view of the bandh, all drivers and guards were asked to be alert and move at a speed not more than 65 kmph. In a show of exemplary foresight, the driver of the Luchnow-Barauni Express stopped the train before the suspected bomb blast and informed all concerned,” the CPRO said.