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Delhi-Lucknow train searched after bomb scare
New Delhi, january 3, 2016
Bomb scare on Delhi-Lucknow train
The Delhi-Lucknow Shatabdi Express was today evacuated and searched at Ghaziabad station near here, following a bomb scare that turned out to be a hoax.
Security at the New Delhi and other railway stations was tightened and some trains were consequently delayed, official sources said.
The measures were taken after the Delhi Police got an e-mail message from its counterparts in Mumbai about a bomb being planted on a Kanpur-bound train, on the basis of informationit had received.
The Lucknow-bound Shatabdi, which passes through Kanpur, had already left Delhi at 6.10 am and was stopped at Ghaziabad, where all passengers were evacuated from the train and a search was conducted by teams from the local police and the Railway Protection Force (RPF).
Sniffer dogs and the bomb disposal squad were also pressed into service.
The security agencies gave the train the all-clear signal after an hour-long search yielded nothing. The train resumed its journey at 7.52 am, Northern Railay spokesperson Neeraj Sharma said.
The Neelanchal Express, which was to pass through Kanpur, was also searched at the New Delhi Railway Station.
There was heightened security at the station, with the help of the Delhi Police and the Government Railway Police, following yesterday's terror attack on an Air Force base at Pathankot in Punjab, and all passengers and pieces of baggage were being checked, he added.