Rail traffic in Konakan - Kerala route likely to resume on Saturday
Mangaluru: The attempts to restore rail traffic through Konkan route to and fro Kerala, which was partially affected for 8 days since mud slipped to the track at Kulasekhara here, failed on Friday also due to heavy rain.
Though the rain continues, the Railway is struggling hard to resume service by constructing a parallel track by Saturday morning. Netravati Express that was held at Kasaragod station is expected to pass through this way on Saturday.
The works in the slush filled portions were completed when rain receded on Friday. Rail tracks were fixed by filling track ballast in the 400 metres stretch. Trial run will be carried out on Saturday through this track and is expected to open for normal traffic. Senior railway officials inspected the progress of works.
The Konkan Railway Corporation had suspended the services of certain trains to and from Kerala besides partially cancelling some along its route after mudslip occurred between Padil – Jokkatte railway stations near Kulasekhara on August 23. Following this, the rail traffic to and fro Kerala was affected for 8 days.