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Eight long-distance trains in Konkan route diverted due to landslide

Eight long-distance trains in Konkan route diverted due to landslide


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, August 7, 2020: Heavy rains and landslide along the Konkan route has forced railways to divert eight long distance trains connecting Mangaluru via Pune.

The wall inside Pernem tunnel between Pernem and Madure stations has collapsed due to the landslide as well. A 5m stretch of the lined wall inside the Pernem tunnel caved in in the wee hours of Thursday, paralysing train traffic along the Konkan Railway route.


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The incident occurred between Madure and Pernem railway stations at 2.50am. A press note by Konkan Railway said that traffic in this section has been suspended till further advice, though no casualties or injuries were reported.

Deputy general manager, public relations, Baban Ghatge, said that restoration work was under way. “Senior officials of the Konkan Railway are overseeing the work which is being undertaken on a war footing,” Ghatge said.

Due to landslide following changes have been made in the train services:

1. The service of Train No.02431 Thiruvananthapuram Central – New Delhi Rajdhani superfast tri-weekly special train scheduled to leave Thiruvananthapuram central at 19.15 hrs. today (07th August, 2020) has been rescheduled to leave today at 23.30 hrs.(late by 04 hours 15 minutes) due to late running of its pairing train. The train will run diverted via Madgaon-Londa Jn.-Miraj Jn.-Pune-Panvel due to the collapse of Pernem tunnel wall at Km 384/6-7 in Konkan Railway.


DIVERSION OF TRAIN SERVICES

The following train services running through Konkan Railway route will be diverted in Londa  Jn. - Panvel section due to heavy rain and the collapse of tunnel wall at Km 384/6-7 between Pernem and Madure railway stations in North Goa.

1. The service of Train No.02617 Ernakulam Jn. – Hazrat Nizamuddin daily superfast special train leaving Ernakulam Jn. which left on 06th August 2020 and scheduled to leave from 07th to 20th August 2020 will be diverted to run via Madgaon-Londa Jn.-Miraj Jn.-Pune-Panvel-Kalyan Jn.

2. The service of Train No.02618 Hazrat Nizamuddin – Ernakulam Jn. daily superfast special train leaving Hazrat Nizamuddin  which left  on 06th August 2020 and scheduled to leave from 07th to 20th August 2020 will be diverted via Panvel - Pune - Miraj Jn - Londa Jn - Madgaon.

3. The service of Train No.06346 Thiruvananthapuram Central – Lokmanya Tilak Terminus daily special train leaving Thiruvananthapuram central from  which left on 06th August 2020 and scheduled to leave from 07th to 20th August 2020 will be diverted via Madgaon-Londa Jn.-Miraj Jn.-Pune-Panvel.

4. The service of Train No.06345 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Thiruvananthapuram Central daily special train leaving Lokmanya Tilak Terminus from 07th August 2020 to 20th August 2020 will be diverted via Panvel- Pune- Miraj Jn- Londa Jn-Madgaon.

5. The service of  Train No.02432 New Delhi – Thiruvananthapuram Central Rajdhani superfast tri weekly special train leaving New Delhi on 09th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 18th August, 2020 will be diverted via Panvel- Pune- Miraj Jn- Londa Jn-Madgaon.

6. The service of Train No.02431 Thiruvananthapuram Central – New Delhi Rajdhani superfast tri weekly special train leaving Thiruvananthapuram central on which left  on 06th August 2020 and scheduled to leave on 07th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 18th August, 2020 will be diverted via Madgaon-Londa Jn.-Miraj Jn.-Pune-Panvel.


7. The service of Train No.02284 Hazrat Nizamuddin – Ernakulam Jn. Duronto weekly special train leaving Hazrat Nizamuddin on 08th and 15th August 2020 will be via Panvel- Pune- Miraj Jn- Londa Jn-Madgaon.


8. The service of Train No.02283 Ernakulam Jn. – Hazrat Nizamuddin Duronto weekly special train leaving Ernakulam Jn. on 11th and 18th August 2020 will be diverted via Madgaon-Londa Jn.-Miraj Jn.-Pune-Panvel.


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