Train Canceled Owing To Delhi Flood

By Arnab Ghosh, Gaea News Network
Sunday, September 12, 2010

DELHI, INDIA ( In Delhi, Yamuna River has become threateningly swollen and this has prompted the Indian Railways to cancel a number of trains that reach or pass through the capital. It has been reported that the Northern Railways has been forced to divert as many as 36 trains apart from canceling 25 trains. The Old Delhi Railway Bridge has become unusable owing to the river which continues to rise. The trains that have been diverted to other routes include Shalimar Express, AwadhAssam Express and Brahmaputra Mail. Trains like Howrah-Janata Express, Lal Quila Express and Satygraha Express have been short terminated. This has caused a lot of inconvenience for the passengers of those trains who had to reach Delhi for work and other purposes.

While a number of trains to and from Delhi has been canceled the residents of the Capital are worried to see the roads getting inundated by the flood water. The administration has taken up evacuation on an emergency basis and the residents staying in the flood affected areas have been shifted in most of the cases. Depending on the condition of the swollen Yamuna river more trains could be canceled in the coming days as the northern Railway officials have said.

The Train Cancellation has also made the railway officials worried as more cancellation will result in loss of revenue and delay in running the trains in the coming days. The Yamuna shows no sign of receding and this has made the railway ministry troubled. The passengers are also worried as it is not clear when train services to the capital will be restored and normalcy will return.

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