Jamshedpur 1st Oct 2021: Several trains traveling from Tatanagar have been cancelled because of the incessant rains for the past few days and waterlogging at various yards of the South Eastern Railway (SER).
Train services were also affected due to waterlogging on the tracks near Howrah.
According to the information, Mumbai CSMT-Howrah Special was also short terminated at Santragachi. Barbil-Howrah Special, which left Barbil yesterday, was short terminated at Santragachi. These special trains travel via Tatanagar Railway Station.
Titlagarh-Howrah Special, which left from Titlagarh yesterday, will also be short terminated at Santragachi.
Similarly, Puri-Howrah Special will be short terminated at Santragachi.
The Howrah-Ranchi Special short started last night from Santragachi instead of Howrah. The Howrah-Ahmedabad Special short started from Santragachi instead of Howrah after midnight.
An additional counter was opened at Tatanagar Railway Station to facilitate passengers to cancel their tickets and get required refunds.
The movement of three trains from Mumbai, including Howrah bound Mumbai Mail, was affected.
On the other hand, several important trains on the up line are running several hours behind schedule as they are stuck at different junctions on the Howrah-Mumbai line, while trains on the down line via Tatanagar is either running on diverted routes or have been terminated midway.
“It will take around 24 hours for normalcy to be restored, though alternative measures are being taken to run long-distance trains,” an official said.
Meanwhile, travelers traveling to other places in Maharashtra are facing a tough time. Due to the cancellation of trains, they are left with no option to travel elsewhere. Due to this, the crowd in other trains has increased so much that the authorities have issued no-room for the trains.
An official at the Tatanagar railway station said that they have received information about the cancellation, late running, and rescheduling of trains from the Garden Reach headquarters of the South Eastern Railway (SER).
“The railways have been badly affected due to heavy rains in Howrah and Mumbai for the past few days. It has disrupted the movement of trains on the Mumbai-Howrah route,” an official further added.