Bomb scare at New Delhi railway station delays trains; Lucknow Shatabdi Express evacuated

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New Delhi: The Delhi-Lucknow Shatabdi was on Sunday halted for searches at Ghaziabad and movement of several other trains disrupted after Northern Railways was alerted about a possible bomb threat to trains plying between Delhi and Kanpur.

The bomb scare came a day after the Pathankot terror attack that left four infiltrators and three security personnel dead.

Delhi Police had communicated to Northern Railways at 6:23 am that there was a bomb threat to the Lucknow Shatabadi. However, by that time the train had already departed from the station at its scheduled time of 6:10 am.

The Shatabadi was subsequently halted at Ghaziabad and thoroughly checked. It was allowed to leave the station at 7:52 am as nothing unusual was found, railway officials said.

“We received an input from GRP-Delhi Police at 6:23 am that there is a possibility of a security threat between Delhi and Kanpur. According to the input, there could be bombs in major trains like Shatabdi, Duronto, Rajdhani, Vaishali Express and Nilanchal Express,” Delhi Divisional Railway Manager Arun Arora said.

PTI