Rail traffic disrupted due to heavy rains
Rail traffic was today disrupted following heavy rains in the region and flooding of a yard at Ambala Cantt Junction which connects trains to Delhi, Saharanpur, Chandigarh, Jammu, Ludhiana and Amritsar.chandigarh Updated: Jul 06, 2010 15:54 IST
Rail traffic was on Tuesday disrupted following heavy rains in the region and flooding of a yard at Ambala Cantt Junction which connects trains to Delhi, Saharanpur, Chandigarh, Jammu, Ludhiana and Amritsar.
At least 22 trains, including two Shatabdi from New Delhi to Chandigarh and Amritsar, have been halted at various stations en-route due to flooding of tracks following heavy rains in the region, a senior railway officer at Ambala said.
The trains scheduled to pass through Ludhiana-Ambala-Delhi section of the Northern Railway were being diverted via Ludhiana-Dhuri-Jakhal-Rohtak Delhi section, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager (SDCM), Ambala Division G M Singh said.
The movement of trains on the Ambala-Chandigarh-Kalka and Ambala-Saharanpur sections would remain cancelled till further decision is taken, he said.
The train traffic from Ambala to Saharanpur, Jammu, Amritsar, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Ludhiana, Patiala and Bathinda and beyond is disrupted since around 9 AM due to flooding of tracks at Ambala and some other places en-route.
The trains halted at various stations in the region include Chandigarh-bound Shatabdi Express from New Delhi at Shahabad Markanda, Una-Chandigarh-New Delhi Jan Shatabdi Express at Lalru, Kalka-Mumbai-Paschim Link Express at Chandigarh, New Delhi-Chandigarh Himalayan Queen at Morha and Lucknow-Chandigarh Sadbhavna Express at Jagadhari.
The other affected trains which have been stopped at various wayside stations en-route, including Shahabad, Shambu, Lalru, Sirhind and Morha, include Akal Takhat Express, Bathinda-New Delhi Inter-City, Barauni Express, Amritsar-Mumbai Paschim Express, Amritsar-Hardwar Jan Shatabdi Express, Jan-Sewa Express and Jammu Mumbai Swaraj Express.
The railways have cancelled four passenger trains on the Ambala-Saharanpur, Ambala-Kurukshetra and Ambala Chandigarh- Nangal routes.
Singh said that additional counters have been opened at Ambala Cantt railway station to refund the fare to the passengers wishing to cancel their journey.