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NMR suffers breakdown

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Railway workers attending to the mechanical defect suffered by the engine of the Nilgiris Mountain Railway at Kallar near Mettuppalayam on Sunday.
Railway workers attending to the mechanical defect suffered by the engine of the Nilgiris Mountain Railway at Kallar near Mettuppalayam on Sunday.

The furnace oil fired loco of the Mettupalayam – Udhagamandalam Nilgiris Mountain Railway (NMR) suffered a mechanical breakdown at Kallar, near Mettupalayam.

Disappointed

Being a Sunday, more than 200 passengers who were on board the NMR were a disappointed lot.

The passengers were brought back to Mettupalayam and sent to Udhagamandalam by buses.

A team of railway staff led by NMR Divisional Engineer Nagesh visited the spot.

He said that there was a mechanical breakdown in rod bed of the engine.

However, the cause for the breakdown would be analysed.

Cancelled

The Mettupalayam – Coonoor NMR service on Sunday was declared as cancelled.

Authorities were put on the job of resuming the service from Monday.

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