Train services between Bengaluru and coastal Karnataka and parts of Kerala, which were cancelled multiple landslides following heavy rains in the region, will resume from September 30, South Western Railway officials stated.
The train services were partially or fully cancelled after over 100 landslides were reported between Sakleshpur-Subrahmanya Road Ghat Sections (a 56-km long stretch) over Mysuru Division since mid-August following heavy rains.
Officials on Thursday said that they are trying to resume the affected train operations from September 30 as the restoration work of the tracks is yet to be completed. Officials had initially planned on resuming services by September 15.
Currently, the South Western Railway officials have cancelled the 16511/16513 KSR Bengaluru â€“ Kannur/Karwar Express departing from Bengaluru from September 20 to September 28. Similarly, 16517/16523 KSR Bengaluru - Kannur/Karwar Express starting from Bengaluru have also been cancelled for the same period. The return journeys of the trains 16512/16514 Kannur/Karwar - KSR Bengaluru Express and 16518/16524 Kannur/Karwar - KSR Bengaluru Express departing from Kannur/Karwar have been cancelled for the September 21-30 period.
The SWR officials also announced that the 16575 Yesvantpur - Mangalore Junction Express starting from Bengaluruâ€™s Yeshwantpur will only run between Bengaluru and Hassan for journeys starting from September 23 till September 27. Similarly, 16515 Yesvantpur - Karwar Express which starts its journey from Yesvantpur,will be partially cancelled between Hassan - Karwar from September 21 to September 28. For the same period, 16576 Mangalore Junction - Yesvantpur Express and commencing journey from Mangalore Junction and 16516 Karwar - Yesvantpur Express will run between Karwar and Hassan.