Damaged signalling cable delays many trains in Bengaluru

Damaged signalling cable delays many trains in Bengaluru

Hundreds of passengers suffered huge delays in their journeys on Tuesday as the schedules of many trains departing from Bengaluru and entering the city were affected due to a signalling cable getting damaged at the Baiyappanalli yard.

The underground cable was severed on Tuesday afternoon by an earthmover carrying out work for the upcoming third coaching terminal at Baiyappanahalli, said a senior railway official.

Trains along the Bengaluru-Jolarpet section were affected. This is the second time in four days that train schedules were disrupted due to damage of signalling cables. Over the incident that occurred at 2.52 pm on Tuesday, the official said the JCB was being used for excavation outside the railway supervisor’s cabin when the cable got cut.

He added, “These are cables laid 30 years ago. No one knows where exactly the cables are located right now and so such incidents are bound to occur.” Read More

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