Indian Railways: Over 400 trains cancelled owing heavy rainfall
Overall, about 600 mail/express trains and over 500 passenger trains have been affected by waterlogging, they said
More than 300 mail and express trains and 406 passenger trains have been cancelled between July 7 and July 15 due to waterlogging on tracks following heavy rainfall over the past few days, officials said.
Overall, about 600 mail/express trains and over 500 passenger trains have been affected by waterlogging, they said.
Northwest India saw incessant rainfall over three days from Saturday, with many areas in Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan recording "heavy to extremely heavy" rains.
This resulted in overflowing rivers, creeks and drains that massively damaged infrastructure and disrupted essential services in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab.
Northern Railways, which caters to this region has cancelled around 300 mail/express trains, short-terminated 100 trains and diverted 191 more. It has also short-originated around 67 trains, the officials said.
Due to heavy waterlogging, Northern Railways also cancelled 406 passenger trains, diverted 28 trains, short-originated 56 and short-terminated 54 trains, they said.
Also, Indian Railways has suspended the Rail traffic on the UNESCO world heritage site of the Kalka-Shimla track, popularly known as the Toy Train. Himachal Pradesh is witnessing heavy rains for a couple of days, resulting in mudslides.
The services of the train have been suspended owing to mudslides on tracks. Landslides were also reported at several places along the tracks in Solan district, some 65 km from the state capital.