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Heavy rains disrupt train movement on Chhattisgarh rail line

Monday, 5 November 2012 - 12:08pm IST | Place: Visakhapatnam | Agency: PTI
While the track restoration work is on in full swing and the main line would be restored by Monday night, it would take another 24 hours to restore the second line as big boulders had fallen on the track.

Goods and passenger train movement on the Kirandul-Kothavalasa (KK) line was disrupted due to breaches and falling of boulders on the track at various sites due to heavy rains, officials said.

Fourty meters of rail track and seven meters depth of land underneath the track at Boddavara near Srungavarapukota on the KK line was damaged due to heavy downpour during the last few days.

The track restoration work is going on in full swing and the main line would be restored by Monday night, additional divisional railway manager C Madhusudhana Rao told PTI on Monday. It would take another 24 hours to restore the second line as big boulders had fallen on the track, he said.

KK line is important for transportation of iron ore from Kirundul in Chhattisgarh and nearby areas.




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