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SWR cancels some trains till Aug 23 due to landslides

Press Trust of India  |  Mangaluru 

The South Western Railway on Saturday announced the cancellation of several trains till August 23 due to landslides in the Hassan-Mangalore section of Mysuru Division.

Rail transport in Sakleshpur- Subramanya Road ghat section has been hit adversely.

There has been unprecedented rainfall in the section.

The rainfall in Sakleshpur-Subramanya Road is almost double that of the last cumulative year and the section between Subramanya Road and Donegal has become vulnerable.

In the past five days there have been 30 incidents of landslips between Hassan and Subramanya Road, a South-Western Railway release said.

In view of weather warning received from the state government for the next two days, all the railway staff and labourers from the Ghat section have been evacuated and lodged at Subramanya Road Railway station till clearance is received from the government to move the staff, it said.

The trains cancelled include Yesvantpur-Karwar Express, KSR Bengaluru to Kannur/Karwar Express, Kannur/Karwar to KSR Bengaluru Express via Mysuru, Yesvantpur to Mangaluru Junction express, Yesvantpur to Mangaluru Central express, the release said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, August 10 2019. 19:55 IST