Bhubaneswar, August 7 (LocalWire) The low pressure-induced torrential rains that lashed the state since past 12 hours has disrupted rail services in south-western region as mudslide and water logging affected and damaged rail tracks there.
As a result, four trains have been cancelled while over a dozen of local and express train services have either been diverted or partially cancelled, officials with the East Coast Railway (ECoR) said.
The heavy rain has caused damage to the track between Daikalu-Ambadola section in Sambalpur railway division leading to the cancellation of train services on the route.
Railways engineers have reached the site with technical staffs to put the disjointed tracks on the place.
Train services which remain suspended due to weather condition are Sambalpur-Koraput-Sambalpur Passenger, Sambalpur -Junagadh Road-Sambalpur Passenger, Raipur-Visakhapatnam -Raipur Passenger, Rayagada-Sambalpur-Rayagada Passenger. Both the up and down movement of these will remain suspended for Wednesday, said officials.
In the past 24 hours, while average rainfall in the state was 57.5 mm, districts such as Kandhamal received highest rainfall at 183.2 mm, followed by Rayagada, measuring at 163.4 mm.
The diverted trains, according to railway officials, are 12844 Ahmedabad-Puri Express via Titlagarh-Sambalpur-Angul-Khurda Road, 12843 Puri-Ahmedabad Express via Duvvada-Balharshah-Nagpur, 18638 Bengaluru Cantt-Hatia Express from Rayagada via Vizianagaram -Khurda Road-Angul-Sambalpur, 13351 Dhanbad-Alleppey Express from Bargarh via Sambalpur-Angul-Khurda Road-Palash-Vigiyanagram and 12807 Visakhapatnam-Hazrat Nizamuddin Express on 07.08.2019 via Duvvada-Balharshah-Nagpur.