Bad weather takes toll on rail traffic, 10 trains cancelled

Bad weather takes toll on rail traffic, 10 trains cancelled

Rail passengers are put to huge inconvenience due to erratic running of most long-route trains, in Ludhiana. Ashwani Dhiman

Our Correspondent

Ludhiana, January 19

Bad weather with thick cover of fog continues to take the toll on the rail traffic in the region causing immense inconvenience to the travelling public with the Railways having to cancel 10 trains, reschedule three, divert four and short-terminate as many trains. Around 12-odd long-route trains were running late by up to eight hours.

According to railway officials, 13151/52 Kolkata-Jammu Tawi-Kolkata Sealdah Express, 14606 Jammu Tawi-Haridwar Express, 14617/18 Banmankhi-Amritsar-Banmankhi Jansewa Express, 14631/32 Dehradun-Amritsar-Dehradun Express, 14674 Amritsar-Jaynagar Shaheed Express, 19614 Amritsar-Ajmer Express and 22424 Amritsar-Gorakhpur Jansadharan Express trains were cancelled for the day.

The 15531 Saharsa-Amritsar Jansadhdran Express (8.30 hrs), 12716 Amritsar-Nanded Sachkhand Express (5.55 hrs) and 22552 Jalandhar-Darbhanga Antyodaya Express (4.25 hrs) were rescheduled. Among the trains diverted via alternative routes were 12355 Patna-Jammu Tawi Archana Express, 13005 Howrah-Amritsar Mail, 13006 Amritsar-Howrah Mail (between Varanasi and Lucknow) and 18102 Jammu Tawi-Tatanagar Muri Express (between Tori and Muri).

The pair of 12053/54 Haridwar-Amritsar-Haridwar Janshatabdi Express remained partially cancelled between Saharanpur and Haridwar while the pair of 14609/10 Rishikesh-Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-Rishikesh did not run between Rishikesh and Haridwar.

Trains running late

n Over 9 hrs: 22551 Darbhanga-Jalandhar Antyodaya Express, 01709 Jabalpur-Attari Special Express.

n 5 to 7 hrs: 18101 Tatanagar-Jammau Tawi Muri Express, 22431 Allahabad-Udhampur Superfast Express, 12716 Amritsar-Nanded Sachkhand Express.

n 3 to 5 hrs: 12355 Patna-Jammu Tawi Archana Express, 15707 Katihar-Amritsar Amrapali Express, 22552 Amritsar-Darbhanga Antyodaya Express.

n Up to 3 hrs: 12715 Nanded-Amritsar Sachkhand Express, 11077 Pune-Jammu Tawi Jhelum Express, 11057 CST (Mumbai)-Amritsar Dadar Express, 12357 Kolkata-Amritsar Durgiana Express.

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