Kolkata: A rail blockade at Moynaguri in West Bengal’s Jalpaiguri district by an organisation demanding a separate state of Kamtapur in north Bengal affected train movement in the region for over four hours on Tuesday, an official said.
A North East Frontier Railway official said from Guwahati that the blockade which started at 6 am at Moynaguri, was lifted at 10.25 am.
Kamtapur State Demand Forum leaders said that they resorted to the rail blockade to highlight their aspirations to the Centre and the state government.
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The blockade at Moynaguri led to detention of several mail and express trains to and from various places in the north-east at various stations and some were diverted via Malbazar.
The trains which were detained or diverted included Silchar-Sealdah Kanchanjunga Express, Awadh Assam Express and Kamrup Express, the NFR official said.
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