TVC : Train accident averted

Thiruvananthapuram : The passengers of the Rajdhani Express bound for New Delhi had a providential escape with timely action by the railway authorities following an information that the track was damaged as sand and metals under it were washed away due to the incessant rains. According to information available, the railway authorities received information at about 0010 hours that about 50 metres of the track was damaged due to flood waters which forced them to detain the superfast train at Kurukutty to avoid any mishap.
Following the incident, the Southern Railway cancelled many long distance trains, besides rescheduling many trains, official sources said.
The sources said the repairing of railway track was progressing on a war-footage and it was expected that the train traffic would resume normally by evening.
While the Kannur-Ernakulam Express and the Guruvayoor-Ernakulam Passenger trains were cancelled, the Thiruvananthapuram-Shoranur and Ernakulam-Shoranur passenger were cancelled partially, a release said here.
The SR had also rescheduled six express trains, including the Ernakulam-Bangalore inter-city Express, Enrakulam-Nizamuddin Mangal Express, Trivandrum-Chennai Mail, Kochuveli-Bangalore Express and Ernakulam Nizamuddin Express.

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