Landslide in Mangalore: Landslide near Mangaluru disrupts train schedule on west coast | Mangaluru News – Times of India


MANGALURU: The incessant rains, from the past few days, caused a massive landslide blocking the tunnel on the Kulshekar-Padil stretch of Southern railway on Friday. It has majorly disrupted train schedules on the west coast.
Palghat Railway sources said the landslide occurred after 11am and it would take a minimum of eight hours to clear the tracks of the debris. While the 02620 Mangaluru Central – Lokmanya Tilak Matsyagandha Express, was initially rescheduled by four hours it was cancelled later.

The Southern railways will release a list of trains that have been diverted, rescheduled and cancelled in a couple of hours, along with the route.

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Initially, 01133 Mumbai CST – Mangaluru Junction train has been terminated at Surathkal and Train No.01134 Mangaluru Junction – Mumbai CST Express will start form Surathkal. Divisional Railway Manager Trilok Kothari has proceeded to the spot and is expected to reach it within a couple of hours.
The trains from south are likely to be diverted via Shornur and from the Mumbai side via Vasco Da Gama, Hubballi, Yesvantpur. The Southern railways will release a list of trains that have been diverted, rescheduled and cancelled in a couple of hours, along with the route.





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