Mangaluru: The passenger train services between Bengaluru- Mangaluru which were previously suspended for over 55 days resumed on Wednesday, October 10. The train Bengaluru-Kannur/Karwar Express began its journey from Bengaluru at 7:15 PM. This marked the resumption of the service. However, the Karwar/Kannur to Bengaluru night Express will begin its services only from October 11 onwards, as Train Nos 16518/16524 (via Mysuru) with the rakes of 16511/16513.
The day train service from Karwar (Train No 16516) will be available only on Saturday, October 13, as its rake, running as Train No 16515 Yeshwantpur-Karwar tri-weekly express, will have its journey on Friday, October 12, to Karwar.
E Vijaya, the South Western Railway’s Chief Public Relations Officer has stated that the day train service will resume on Thursday, Oct 11, with the running of Train No 16575 Yeshwantpur-Mangaluru Junction tri-weekly express starting its journey from Yeshwantpur at 7.10 AM.
Previously, these services were closed for public due to multiple landslides in the Sakleshpur-Subramanya Road Ghat stretch since August 14 with a total number of 65 having been reported between August 14 and September 20.
This could be due to the abnormal amount of rain measured at 9,500 mm between the months January and September as opposed to the normal rate of 3,000 mm.
The Southern Railways was confident of resuming the service during September end but a landslide at the mouth of Tunnel No 48 near Siribagilu Railway Station on September 20 further delayed the clearing work.
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