Trains cancelled, rescheduled; traffic along Margao-Quepem road disrupted
12th July 2019, 02:35 Hrs
the goan I network
Life in many parts of South Goa was paralysed on Thursday following incessant rains.
While the South Western Railways cancelled and rescheduled many a train running on the Vasco-Kulem route, traffic along the Margao-Quepem road was disrupted in the evening as the main road was inundated by flood water.
In Margao, the low-lying areas along the station road was flooded, with reports saying that water had entered the shops and business establishments in the evening.
South Western Railways cancelled and rescheduled many a train after a portion of the railway track was washed away between Sanvordem-Kulem on account of heavy rain.
Accordingly, Train No. 56963/56964 Kulem-Vasco da Gama-Kulem Passenger journey commencing on July 11 was cancelled. Train No. 56965/56966 Kulem-Vasco da Gama-Kulem Passenger journey commencing on July 11 was also cancelled.
Trains which were rescheduled were Train No. 17312 Vasco da Gama-Chennai Express scheduled to depart at 14:30 hours from Vasco da Gama on 11.07.2019 was rescheduled to depart at 16:30 hours.
Similarly, Train No. 12779 Vasco da Gama-Hazrat Nizamuddin Express scheduled to depart at 15:10 hours from Vasco da Gama on 11.07.2019 is rescheduled to depart at 17:10 hours. Train No. 17305 Hubballi- Hazrat Nizamuddin Link Express scheduled to depart at 16:15 hours from Hubballi on 11.07.2019 is rescheduled to depart at 17:45 hours.
The office of the Divisional Railway Manager, Public Relations branch, Hubballi said that restoration work of the track was in progress.
Meanwhile, traffic on the Margao-Quepem road was affected following the inundation of the main road at Paroda. Water from the Kushavati river overflowed along the course submerging the road.
The Old Station Road was also submerged under knee deep water on Thursday, with owners of business establishments complaining of water entering their premises.
Fire Officer Gill de Sousa informed that the Margao fire brigade was in receipt of many calls since Thursday morning following incessant rains throughout the day.