Train services in the Hyderabad-Karnataka region will be affected due to non-interlocking and double-lining work between Nagansur – Baroti stations. The South Western Railways on Monday announced that a host of train services in the Solapur – Wadi section will be cancelled or partially affected over the next week.
On Monday, the Chief PRO of South Western Railway issued a press release announcing cancellation of six trains in the zone between October 1 to October 9.
The trains which are fully cancelled for this period are Hyderabad – Vijayapura Passenger starting from Hyderabad, Vijayapura – Hyderabad Passenger commencing from Vijayapura, Raichur - Vijayapura Passenger leaving from Raichur and Vijayapura – Raichur Passenger departing from Vijayapura.
The return journeys: Solapur- Vijayapura Passenger commencing journey from Solapur, Vijayapura – Solapur Passenger commencing from Vijayapura also stand cancelled.
In the same announcement, the Railways said that Solapur – Hassan Express will be partially cancelled between Solapur and Gulbarga. Accordingly, trains will originate from Gulbarga instead of Solapur for departures on October 4-8. Similarly, Hassan – Solapur Express for departures between October 3-7 will be partially cancelled between Gulbarga and Solapur. Accordingly, the trains will terminate at Gulbarga instead of Solapur.
Meanwhile, train services between Bengaluru and coastal Karnataka, Kannur and surrounding parts in Kerala will be shut down till October 10 due to landslide restoration work on Subrahmanya Road Ghat section.
KSR Bengaluru - Kannur/Karwar Express has been cancelled for all days till October 10 as railway staff have failed to clear debris on the tracks as a result of the landslides that occurred following the rains between August 12-24. Similarly, the return journeys, Kannur/Karwar - KSR Bengaluru Express for the same dates stand cancelled.
Yesvantpur - Mangalore Junction Express and Yesvantpur - Karwar Express during the same period will be partially cancelled between Sakleshpur - Karwar while Mangaluru Jn - Yesvantpur Express will be partially cancelled between Mangaluru Jn - Sakleshpur.
Although the continuous heavy rains in central and coastal Karnataka had primarily affected Kodagu, the railway tracks in Hassan district (which is downstream) were majorly affected by the landslides. As many as 62 landslides were reported till August 29.