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Jharia coal mine fire hits train operations

13 June 2017 | New Delhi


Passenger train functioning will be impacted on the Dhanbad section, one of the busiest sections, following the fire in Jharia coal mine.

According to an official release, the Railways has diverted some trains, while 17 pairs of trains have been cancelled. Scientific studies have been conducted by the Central Institute of Mining and Fuel Research and the Central Mine Planning and Design Institute.

The Ministry of Coal intimated the Railways that the Dhanbad-Chandrapura section should be closed for train operations in view of the fire.

As per the Coal Ministry advisory, it was decided that the situation shall be reassessed by DG-Mines Safety about the impact of fire on safety of train operations, it added.

The Coal Ministry communicated that the situation had been re-assessed by DGMS and that 14 km out of 35 km of line has been declared as unsafe and the movement of trains on this line is to be stopped.

Hence, the Ministry of Railways has decided to stop train operations on this line with effect from June 15, the release added.

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