Bomb hoax call delays Swarna Shatabdi Express

New Delhi, Feb 25 : Two hoax calls about a bomb being planted on the New Delhi-Lucknow Swarna Shatabdi Express delayed the train for more than an hour on Wednesday at the Ghaziabad station.

"The first call was made at New Delhi Railway station at around 4 am. The train was fully checked and it was allowed to run at its schedule time at 0615 am after nothing
suspicious was found," a Northern Railway official said.

After the departure of the train here, the authorities at Ghaziabad station received another call that claimed a bomb has been planted on the train. The train was stopped at Ghaziabad. Bomb disposal and dog squads were rushed to the station to check the train.

Railway Protection Force personnel and the state police along with sniffer dogs made an extensive inspection of the compartments for more than an hour but nothing suspicious was found.

"The train left for Lucknow at about 0756 a.m," the official said.