OLD GOA: Heavy rains which have been lashing the state for the last six days, the ingress of water and slush in Old Goa Tunnel between Karmali and Thivim station in Goa has disrupted the traffic on the Konkan Railway route.
As per information, seven trains have been kept on hold at different stations while others trains are diverted.
“Traffic on Konkan Railway route is interrupted due to continuous heavy rain & ingress of water/slush in Old Goa Tunnel between Karmali & Thivim station in Goa state of Karwar region. Trains are being regulated at various stations. Transshipment/Rescheduling is being planned,” the Konkan Railway said in a press statement
Railway authorities said that bus services has been put into action to transport train passengers from Pernem railway station to Margao railway station.
As per Konkan Railway social media handles, the following trains have been diverted – Train No. 02618 H. Nizamuddin – Ernakulam Daily Special,Train No. 04696 Amritsar Jn. – Kochuveli Weekly Special ,Train No. 01224 Ernakulam Jn. – Lokmanya Tilak (T) Duranto Bi-Weekly Special , Train No. 09261 Kochuveli – Porbandar Weekly Special and Train No. 02977 Ernakulam Jn. – Ajmer Jn.
While, passengers of Train No. 01111 Mumbai CSMT – Madgaon Jn. ‘Konkankanya’ Daily Special dated 18/07/2021 are being transhipped from Thivim to Madgaon Jn.., Train No. 01114 Madgaon Jn. – Mumbai CSMT ‘Mandovi’ Daily Special dated 19/07/2021 will originate ex. Thivim at 12:00 hrs on 19/07/2021. Passengers are being transhipped from Madgaon Jn. to Thivim, Passengers of Train No. 02432 H. Nizamuddin – Thiruvananthapuram Central ‘Rajdhani’ Tri-Weekly Special dated 18/07/2021 are being transhipped from Pernem to Madgaon Jn, Passengers of Train No. 02413 Madgaon Jn. – H. Nizamuddin ‘Rajdhani’ Bi-Weekly Special dated 19/07/2021 are being transhipped from Madgaon Jn. to Pernem were transshipped.