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Landslide hits train services on Kalka-Shimla section

chandigarh Updated: Sep 19, 2012 10:11 IST
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As many as five trains came to a halt on Tuesday following a landslide between Jatog and Kaithlighat railway stations on Kalka-Shimla railway section.


The landslide, which was triggered following torrential rains on the track, was noticed by railway employees, who immediately informed the authorities around 1pm.

Thereafter, railway authorities cancelled the movement of all trains till clearance of the track.

Labourers were deployed in the afternoon to remove the boulders that blocked the whole track.

Sources said following heavy rains, a landslide occurred around 6km from Kandaghat towards Shimla, forcing the authorities to cancel the movement of three downward trains and two upward trains on the section around 1:30 pm.

Meanwhile, passengers of the five trains were shifted to buses that were arranged by the railway authorities to avoid any inconvenience to passengers.

A railway official said traffic would be restored on the track by Tuesday evening, as a large numbers of labourers had been deployed to remove the muck and huge boulders that had completely blocked the track.