Nilgiri Mountain Railway services cancelled due to landslips and heavy rain forecast

While services between Mettupalayam and Coonoor have been cancelled till November 16, 2023, services between Udhagamandalam and Coonoor remain cancelled till November 13

Updated - November 10, 2023 06:52 pm IST

Published - November 10, 2023 12:28 pm IST - COIMBATORE

The Udhagamandalam railway station wore a deserted look on Friday, November 10, 2023, as train services from Udhagamandalam to Coonoor were cancelled

The Udhagamandalam railway station wore a deserted look on Friday, November 10, 2023, as train services from Udhagamandalam to Coonoor were cancelled | Photo Credit: SATHYAMOORTHY M

Heavy rain in the Nilgiris has caused earth slips at many locations and with rock and mud having fallen on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) line between Kallar–Coonoor railway stations, the Mettupalayam - Udhagamandalam train services have been cancelled till November 16, 2023, a press release said.

In addition to the landslips, trees have also been uprooted and fallen due to the rain, and the ballast and soil beneath the tracks has been washed away near Kallar. Due to this, trains were not operated between Mettupalayam and Coonoor on Friday, November 10.

Railway personnel are engaged in restoration work despite the inclement weather and hostile terrain. Efforts are on to clear the track and restore traffic. However, weather reports have forecast heavy rainfall in Nilgiris district in the coming days as well. 

In view of this, the Mettupalayam – Udagamandalam – Mettupalayam trains (Tain Nos. 06136/06137) will remain cancelled till November 16. Similarly, the following train services between Udhagamandalam and Coonoor will remain cancelled till November 13: Train No. 06141, Train No. 06143, Train No. 06138, Train No. 06139, Train No. 06142 and  Train No. 06140.

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