Rayagada: Passengers of Bhubaneswar-Jagdalpur Hirakhand Express were stranded for here about three hours on Saturday morning due to a technical snag in the engine.
According to sources, the train stopped about four km from Bhalumuska railway station after the engine developed a technical snag. A diesel locomotive then reached the spot and pulled the train to the Bhalumuska railway station.
Till reports last came in, the express train was detained at Bhalumuska station.
There was no clarification from the Railway authorities about the reason for the breakdown of the locomotive.