Nilgiri Mountain Rail services cancelled for 7 days due to landslide

Passenger train services between Mettupalayam and Coonoor in the Nilgiris Mountain Rail sector have been cancelled for seven more days upto December 4 due to continued heavy rain and landslips.

PTI| Updated: Nov 26, 2013, 13:47 PM IST

Coimbatore: Passenger train services between Mettupalayam and Coonoor in the Nilgiris Mountain Rail sector have been cancelled for seven more days upto December 4 due to continued heavy rain and landslips.

The NMR train is a major attraction for the tourists, particularly during winter and summer seasons, to nearby Udhagamandalam, Queen of Hills.

The services were earlier cancelled for three days, till tomorrow, as a large boulder fell on the track near Kallar. Operations to restore the track are continuing, sources said.
The services will be resumed subject to improvement of weather conditions, a southern railway spokesperson from Salem Division said.