South-Western Railway on Saturday announced the cancellation of 10 trains till August 23 due to landslides in Hassan-Mangalore section of Mysuru Division. “Rail transport in Sakleshpur- Subramanya Road ghat section has been hit adversely.
There has been unprecedented rainfall in the section. The rainfall in Sakleshpur- Subramanya Road is almost double that of the last cumulative year and the section between Subramanya Road and Donegal has become vulnerable. In the past five days there have been 30 incidences of landslips/boulder and tree fallen between Hassan and Subramanya Road,” a South-Western Railway release said.
“In view of weather warning received from the state government for the next two days, all the Railway staff and labourers from the ghat section have been evacuated and lodged at Subramanya Road Railway station till clearance is received from the state government to move the staff,” it added. Read More
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