New Delhi, July 7: Following a bomb threat call on Saturday, the Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express train was halted and vacated at Ghaziabad station. Reports inform that the Express train departed from New Delhi Railway Station earlier on Saturday morning.
According to a tweet by ANI, the bomb call was received at the station, Following the call, the bomb squad with dogs and other devices were pressed into service. The train has been vacated and the checking in the train is underway. After the train was thoroughly checked, it departed from the station around 7. 40 PM on Saturday evening.
Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express has been halted at Ghaziabad after departing from New Delhi Railway Station after a bomb call was received at the station for the train. Bomb squad with dogs and other devices are checking the train which has been completely vacated. pic.twitter.com/UC1cLFpiTd
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) July 7, 2018
Reports inform that nearly 202 railway stations across Indian Railways network have been identified as sensitive for the implementation of an Integrated Security System. These railway stations are likely to have CCTV cameras, personnel as well as baggage screening system and bomb detection system.
In May this year, a similar bomb scare was reported from Kolkata Metro station after an abandoned can lying near an escalator at Rabindra Sadan station created a chaos. Commuters suspected it to be a bomb which turned out to be a hoax. However, train services remained unaffected, a Kolkata Metro Railway spokesperson said.