Southern Railway cancelled several trains and short terminated five on Sunday at short notice to take up engineering work near Arakkonam, causing severe hardship to thousands of commuters.
The proposed engineering work at the Diamond crossing at Melpakkam railway yard, located near Arakkonam railway station, which was announced on Friday night, resulted in the cancellation of seven trains, including the Arakkonam-Jolarpettai Express (train no. 16085), Vellore-Arakkonam passenger and KSR Bengaluru-Arakkonam passenger trains on Sunday.
The maintenance work also led to the Railways Department terminating five trains bound for the Dr MGR Chennai Central railway station at Katpadi and Jolarpettai railway stations.
Being the summer holiday travel season, the cancellation and short termination of train services made it difficult for commuters to reach the city. Read More
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