India, June 13 -- A portion of land at the construction site of a tunnel beneath Pragati Maidan, near the railway tracks, caved in on Tuesday night. The incident, reported around 10.15pm, held up the movement of trains on the stretch.

At the time of the incident, Taj Express, which was about to pass through, was stopped immediately and halted for over an hour.

Officials of the Public Works Department (PWD), however, said that the incident is not of major concern and such incidents are common at locations where the soil is loose.

"There are seven railway tracks - two going to Ghaziabad and five towards Nizamuddin - that pass through Pragati Maidan. Around 10.15pm, a portion of land caved in when boxes were being pushed near the railway ...