Train services partially restored in flood-affected Kerala

Train services partially restored in flood-affected Kerala
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The train services which had shut down following the nonstop rainfall in Kerala, have been partially restoredThe train services in KayankulamKottayam Ernakulam and PalakkadShoranurKozhikkode sections have been resumed

Trivandrum: The train services which had shut down following the non-stop rainfall in Kerala, have been partially restored.

The train services in Kayankulam-Kottayam- Ernakulam and Palakkad-Shoranur-Kozhikkode sections have been resumed.

Trivandrum- Ernakulam section was also connected by passenger Special Trains for the flood period.

Heavy damages caused by the floods in Aluva- Thrissur, Thrissur-Shoranur, Kayamkulam-Kottayam- Ernakulam Shoranur-Tirur, Shoranur- Palakkad routes have been fixed.

Few special trains were started via Trivandrum, Tirunelveli, and Madurai to Chennai, Egmore, Howarah, Gorakhpur, Bhubaneswar routes to evacuate stranded people.

The traffic in Aluva- Thrissur, Thrissur-Shoranur sections was also restored.

Apart from the flood-affected areas, the Southern Railway had begun running 159 Express trains and 11 passenger trains connecting Kerala to the rest of the states from August 16-18.

Kerala has been facing the worst flooding in a century. The number of deaths, ever since the monsoon season began this year, has crossed 200.

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