Landslide on Dudhsagar railway route affects services

As per reports, accumulation of mud and debris on the railway track affected train services on the route, whereby some trains were cancelled and the ones already on the route were diverted.

Landslide on Dudhsagar railway route affects services

In a recently reported incident, the Dudhsagar railway line was interrupted due to landslide which brought large amount of mud and debris on the railway tracks. Information regarding the same was shared by the South-Western Railway Authority. Officials stated that the services on the route were canceled  due to the same.

Details state that the trains from Goa's Vasco Railway Station to Delhi were diverted from Madgaon Railway Station on Konkan Railway. 

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The landslide has affected both tracks on both the sides of the hills. It is said that mud and water have entered the railway carriages along with the railway tracks and the passengers in the scheduled train had to suffer. Moreover, a train car also derailed, but no casualties were reported. Work on removing the debris from the railway tracks began soon after, but the services were diverted through other routes for the time being. 

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Besides this, two other landslide incidents were reported on the same railway line in the morning on Friday, July 23, 2021, due to which the services were affected. Service on Vasco-Howrah, Vasco-Tirupati and Vasco-Tirupati-Hyderabad expressways were cancelled.

Meanwhile, torrential rainfall lashed Kasara Ghat in the night on Wednesday due to which the road from Kasara to Nashik was closed. Train services like CSMT-Hyderabad Special, CSMT-Latur Special, CSMT-Varanasi Superfast Special, CSMT-Bhubaneswar Special, CSMT-Gadag Special, CSMT-Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus (Kolhapur) Special, CSMT-Hajur Saheb remained canceled. Moreover,  some train services were stopped halfway and the routes were later diverted.

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