8 long-distance trains in Konkan route diverted due to landslide

Source: UNI | Published on 7th August 2020, 8:29 PM | Coastal News |

Mangaluru: Following Heavy rains and landslide along the Konkan route has forced railways to divert eight long distance trains connecting Mangaluru via Pune.

The wall inside Pernem tunnel between Pernem and Madure stations has collapsed due to the landslide as well. A 5m stretch of the lined wall inside the Pernem tunnel caved in in the wee hours of Thursday, paralysing train traffic along the Konkan Railway route.

The incident occurred between Madure and Pernem railway stations at 2.50am. A press note by Konkan Railway said that traffic in this section has been suspended till further advice, though no casualties or injuries were reported.

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