Restoring signalling system will take more time: Railways

Shihabudheen Thangal

Kochi: The Railways has informed that it will take more time to restore the signalling system that got damaged at Ernakulam South Railway station after the rain water indundated the railway tracks.

Railway officials said that it would take days to restore the signalling system even though water levels are coming down.

South Station superintendent Shyam Kumar told that the attempts are being made to pass the trains in the maximum speed possible.

He said that the use of the alternative system to give signal is the cause of the delay.

Most of the trains including long-distance trains are running late by several hours today. The falling of trees at Thuravur and Mulanthuruthy also affected the rail traffic. Trains are being stationed at several places as it was not possible to give signals. Till now, 10 passenger trains have been cancelled. Several trains have been rescheduled.

Majority of passengers who reached Ernakulam South Station went back as the trains were late by several hours. Many passengers resorted to buses and taxis. The inundation of roads to the railway station doubled the difficulties of the passengers.

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