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Mangaluru-Bengaluru train services hit by landslip; SR arranges buses to Bantwal

A few trains were cancelled and some others were delayed following a landslip between Mangaluru Junction and Padil on the Mangaluru Junction-Bengaluru section on June 30, 2022.

A few trains were cancelled and some others were delayed following a landslip between Mangaluru Junction and Padil on the Mangaluru Junction-Bengaluru section on June 30, 2022.

A few trains were cancelled and some others were delayed following a landslip between Mangaluru Junction and Padil on the Mangaluru-Bengaluru section around 9 a.m. following heavy rains on June 30.

After clearing the debris, the affected track was certified for train operations, at a reduced speed of 20 kmph, at 2.25 p.m.

Train No. 07377 Vijayapura-Mangaluru Junction Daily Special, which was scheduled to arrive at Mangaluru Junction at 12.40 p.m., was short-terminated at Bantwal. Train No. 07378 Mangaluru Junction-Vijayapura Daily Special will commence its journey from Bantwala (scheduled departure 3.40 pm), instead of Mangaluru Junction on June 30. Southern Railway had arranged buses from Mangaluru Junction to ferry passengers who have booked tickers on the Mangaluru Junction-Vijayapura Daily Express on June 30.

The spot of the landslip between Mangaluru Junction and Padil on the Mangaluru Junction-Bengaluru section on June 30, 2022.

The spot of the landslip between Mangaluru Junction and Padil on the Mangaluru Junction-Bengaluru section on June 30, 2022.

According to Railway officials, the landslip occurred on the Hassan line. Services between Mangaluru and Hassan/ Bengaluru have been affected.

Train No. 06488 Subrahmanya Road-Mangaluru Central unreserved express special and Train No. 06489 Mangaluru Central-Subrahmanya Road unreserved express special were cancelled for the day.

Train No. 06484 Kabaka Puttur-Mangaluru Central unreserved express special that left Puttur at 7.55 a.m. was short-terminated at Bantwal. The to and fro services to Kukke Subrahmanya by the same rake were cancelled.

Train No. 16516 Karwar-Yeshwantpur tri-weekly express that arrived at Mangaluru Junction around 11 a.m. was awaiting clearance to proceed towards Bengaluru. In the event of the track not being cleared for train operations today, the Karwar-Yeshwantpur train is likely to be taken to Jokatte and then towards Hassan through the Padil bypass.

Railway staff clear debris from the site of the landslip between Mangaluru Junction and Padil on the Mangaluru Junction-Bengaluru section on June 30, 2000.

Railway staff clear debris from the site of the landslip between Mangaluru Junction and Padil on the Mangaluru Junction-Bengaluru section on June 30, 2000.


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