Mangaluru, Aug 30, 2017: Bengaluru-Mangaluru Kudla Express passengers faced a delay for more than 9 hours due to a landslide on the Sakleshpur-Kukke Subramanya line in the ghat section, on August 29, Tuesday afternoon.
The train was forced to halt near Shiribagilu for more than nine hours in the forest, due to a landslip on the 85th km on the railway track.
Due to the landslide, Mysuru Division of South Western Railway diverted Train No 16516 Karwar-Yeshwantpur Express, which left Karwar on Tuesday, via Shoranur, Salem and Tirupatur. The train will have stops at Kannur, Palakkad, Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Tirupatur, Kuppam and Bangarpet.
Train No 16575 Yeswantpur-Mangaluru Jn Tri-weekly Express, which left Yeshwantpur on Tuesday, has been regulated at Shiribagilu until the completion of track restoration work.