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Rail traffic in Mumbai back on track, some trains cancelled

water logged railway tracks  in Mumbai

Mumbai: Suburban train services in Mumbai, hit hard by yesterday’s downpour, resumed today but long- distance services were yet to be normalised completely.

While the Western Railway (WR) had restored both suburban and long-distance services from last midnight, CR services resumed only in the morning.

“Since there is no waterlogging on the tracks, services were smooth,” said Gajanan Mahatpurkar, senior PRO, WR.

But the Central Railway had to cancel some long-distance trains for the second consecutive day, as the trains halted at various stations could not reach CST and LTT stations here.

“Our suburban services were running as per Sunday schedule without delay as there was no waterlogging on the tracks,” said A K Singh, its PRO, adding it may take a day or two to streamline the operations.

A CR statement said that 19 long-distance trains were cancelled and 11 rescheduled.

12140 Nagpur-CST Sewagram Express was terminated at Lasalgaon and will run as 12139 CST-Nagpur Sewagram Express from Lasalgaon, while 17058 Secunderabad-CST Devgiri Express was terminated at Goti and will run as 17057 CST-Secunderabad Devgiri Express from Devlali.

12106 Gondia-CST Vidarbha Express was terminated at Nasik Road and will run as 12105 CST-Gondia Vidarbha Express from Nasik Road. 12290 Nagpur-CST Duranto Express, 12169 Pune- Solapur Intercity Express, 12170 Solapur-Pune Intercity Express and 17617 CST-Hazur Sahib Nanded Tapovan Express were cancelled.

CR has set up a passenger helpline on 022-22624983.

Both CR and WR have cancelled their weekly mega-blocks (cancellation for track repairs) on Sunday.

Trains Rescheduled on 20.6.2015

16351 CST-Nagercoil Express (sch 1210 hrs) at 1640 hrs

12322 CST-Howrah Mail via Allahabad JCO 19.6.2015 Re-rescheduled at 1940 hrs

12137 CST-Ferozpur Punjab Mail (sch 1940 hrs) at 0030 hrs on 21.6.2015

12859 CST-Howrah Gitanjali Express (sch 0600 hrs) at 2130 hrs

11019 CST-Bhubaneshwar Konark Express (sch 1510 hrs) at 1810 hrs

11041 CST-Chennai Central Express (sch 1400 hrs) at 2330 hrs

12322 CST-Howrah Mail via Allahabad (sch 2130 hrs) at 0045 hrs on 21.6.2015

10111 CST-Madgaon Konkan kanya Express (sch 2305 hrs) will leave from Panvel

11003 Dadar-Sawantwadi Road Rajyarani Express (sch 0005 hrs on 21.6.2015) will leave from Panvel

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