Many long-distance trains bound for Howrah was terminated at Santragachi, nearly 9 km from the terminus.
The derailment of the two bodies of the Kalka Mail happened around 0200 hours while the loco was two enterings into the Howrah terminus’ No 9 platform.
The authorities put off the connection around 06 00 hours today to lift the bogies into the track when the report arrived saying the normalcy was returning.
ER CPRO Nikhil Chakrbaroty said an inquiry began to ascertain the cause of the derailment. (UNI)