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Rail Chaos

The blackout spread east to cities such as Kolkata.

With millions of train passengers stranded on the tracks, railway operators dispatched several diesel locomotives to pull stranded trains from lines to main stations so that commuters could get access to food and water.

Pictured: Passengers and vendors wait on the platform of Sealdah train station for the resumption of services in Kolkata.

Photo: AFP | Dibyangshu Sarkar | Getty Images