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Mangalore: Train passengers complain about delays and inconveniences

Mangalore: Train passengers complain about delays and inconveniences

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangalore, June 29: The passengers of express trains to Margao and Mumbai were annoyed when they were requested to board buses for a short trip to Suratkal on June 29, Tuesday.


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The railway authorities said that movement of trains along the single track connecting the Konkan railway network to the southern railway network was suspended owing to landslides on the Padil – Thokur railway stretch. They tried to convince irate passengers that the short trip to Suratkal was necessary because passengers had to board their train at Suratkal railway station.

The landslide disrupts train service for the fourth successive day. Several train service has been cancelled. The passengers from north India have arrived at Mangalore station two days behind schedule. The frustrated passengers have agitated at the station and, gheraoed the station manager of the Mangalore Railway Station. Police, who have rushed to the spot, acted quickly to control the passengers. Passengers were complaining that long delays at various stations throughout the journey have created a lot of inconveniences.

Following the landslide, certain trains bound north were terminated at Mangalore Central Railway station while trains bound south were terminated at Suratkal Railway Station. The railway authorities have hired dozens of buses to take passengers between Mangalore and Suratkal till the track is ready.


When Mangaloretoday contacted Deputy Commissioner of DK District V Ponnuraj, he said that district administration is helpless in this matter, as it was an issue related to the railway department.


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