Train services to Punjab, Haryana, Jammu hit due to rains

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 22:10

New Delhi: Train services to Punjab, Haryana
and Jammu continued to remain partially affected for the
second day today due to floods, with Northern Railway
cancelling about 25 trains and diverting many others.

According to a Northern Railway spokesperson, railway
tracks in several places between Delhi and Ambala still
remained under water despite an improvement in situation in
Ambala where water has receded.

He, however, refrained from giving any time frame for
complete restoration of traffic in the Delhi-Ambala section.

Incessant rains has affected both rail and road traffic
in Ambala, Kurukshetra, Ludhiana and Patiala.

Trains which were cancelled today included New
Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi Express, Delhi Sarai Rohilla-Kalka
Himalayan Queen Express, New Delhi-Amritsar Shan-E-Punjab
Express and New Delhi-Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi Express among
others.

Six trains were also short terminated on the day as they
could not embark on their onward journey.

While Amritsar-Saharsa Jan Sewa Express was short
terminated at Saharanpur, Chandigarh-Allahabad Unchahar
Express was short terminated at Panipat.

Similarly, Amritsar-Mumbai Central Golden Temple Mail
Express was short terminated at Hazrat Nizamuddin while the
Chandigarh-Lucknow Express was short terminated at Saharanpur
among other trains.

Several trains were also diverted via Gill Jakhal-New
Delhi route. This included Amritsar-Sahrsa Garibrath Express,
Amritsar-Nanded Sachkhand Express, Amritsar-Bandra Terminus
Paschim Express, Jammu Tawi-Indore Malwa Express,
Pathankot-Delhi Express, Amritsar-Dadar Express and
Amritsar-Saharsa Jan Nayak Express.

Meanwhile, Northern Railway has decided to run a special
train from Pathankot to Delhi on July 8 on the path and
stoppages of Pathankot-Delhi Express train for the convenience
of passengers.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 22:10

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