MANGALURU: The Mangaluru-Bengaluru train services which cancelled due to damage to railway tracks in the ghat section may take several days to restore, according to officials of Southern Western Railways.
Officials told that per day around four trains, including goods trains, pass through Mangaluru-Hassan route. However, the service was stopped due to continuous landslide and damage to railway track last week. “Currently, the stretch about 55kms from Subrahmanya Road to Yedakumeri is damaged and services have been completely suspended. Nobody is allowed to enter this stretch excluding railway staff. The repair work will only commence after rains stop completely as there is risk involved if worked during ongoing heavy rains,” official pointed out hinting that it will take a week or two to for normal train operation.
Official added that work will commence once India Meteorological Department gives the green signal that rains have receded in the region and it’s conducive to begin restoration works.
FLOODS IN KERALA- CHANGES IN PATTERN OF TRAINS
Due to heavy rains, landslips, flash floods and closure of section between Shoranur – Kozhikkode in Palghat Division and Ernakulam – Kottayam – Kayamkulam section in Trivandrum Division, the following changes are made in the pattern of service:
Train Traffic between Ernakulam – Kottayam – Kayankulam has been resumed partially on Sunday and special trains are operated under suitable speed restrictions as required.
Train Traffic between Ernakulam and Shoranur and Shoranur – Ernakulam will be remained suspended till Sunday evening. Train Traffic between Trivandrum – Ernakulam (Via Alleppey) and Trivandrum – Tirunelveli (via Nagercoil) are operated under suitable speed restrictions as required.
Various passenger specials are being run between Coimbatore – Palghat, Coimbatore – Shoranur, and Ernakulam – Trivandrum via Kottayam as well as Alapuzha, after local announcements at stations to clear stranded passengers at various stations
Trains fully cancelled
Trains full cancelled include: Mangalore – Chennai Egmore Express; Mangalore – Coimbatore Express ; Palghat – Ernakulam MEMU; Kannur – Coimbatore Passenger and Coimbatore – Mangalore Express.
Trains partially cancelled
Trains which are partially cancelled are: Dhanbad – Alleppey Express is terminated at Jolarpettai and is partially cancelled between Jolarpettai to Alleppey. Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra – Mangalore Navyug Express is terminated at Shoranur and is partially cancelled between Shoranur and Mangaluru and Patna – Ernakulam Express is terminated at Coimbatore and is partially cancelled between Coimbatore and Ernakulam.
Several trains including New Delhi – Trivandrum Kerala Express is diverted to run via Erode, Dindigul, Madurai, Tirunelveli and Nagercoil. Hyderabd – Trivandrum Sabari Express is diverted to run via Erode, Dindigul, Madurai, Tirunelveli and Nagercoil and Silchar – Trivandrum Express is diverted to run via Erode, Dindigul, Madurai, Tirunelveli and Nagercoil.