Coal transportation stops as SWR route witnesses landslide


Vasco: The coal transportation by wagons has come to a standstill as South Western Railway route has witnessed the landslide.

A senior official from Mormugao Port Trust confirmed that the coal transportation has stopped due to the hindrance on the track due to landslide.

Meanwhile, he traffic on South Western Railway route continues to remain affected due to landslides on the second day on Goa-Karnataka border on Saturday.

The landslides were reported in the Ghat section of Hubballi Division of SWR at two locations one between Dudhsagar-Sonaulim and another between Caranzol-Dudhsagar on Friday morning.

A senior South Western railway official said that the traffic is yet to be resumed after Train between Mangaluru Jn to CST Terminus, which was diverted from Konkan Railway Route due to overflowing of Vashishti river near Ratnagiri, was derailed on Friday on the Dudhsagar-Sonaulim section in Goa on the South Western Railway route.

Railway official said that the engine and the first general coach were derailed. There was no injury reported to the passengers.

Another train, Hazrat Nizamuddin-Vasco da Gama which was bound towards Vasco was detained between Caranzol and Dudhsagar in Goa, the press note by SWR reads.

The SWR had already taken contingency measures prior to the start of the rainy season, at suitable stations for any exigency in Ghat section in heavy rainfall during the monsoon season, the media release states.

“As part of monsoon reserve, JCB, Hitachi and wagon loaded with boulders were kept ready at Castle Rock, Tinaighat and Kulem. The same have been pressed into service to the spot of landslide along with the tram of trained technicians to carry out restoration of track/train services at the earliest,” the SWR stated.

Vasco Railway Police Inspector Rajan Nigale said that the three scheduled train traffic on SWR has been diverted/cancelled or diverted for a day though the debris on the track has been cleared.



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