Kolkata, Jun 18 (UNI) Floods in Midnapur district have crippled services of South Eastern Railway since yesterday after tracks at Kharagpur and Kanthi went under waters forcing the authorities to cancel many south and west bound trains.
An SER communique today said fifteen long distance trains originataing from Howrah station were cancelled, five long distance trains were short terminated in different stations and four long distance trains were run on diverted route since yesterday.
The 2315 UP Sealdah-Udaipur Ananya Express, scheduled to leave Sealdah tomorrow will remain cancelled due to rake problem in North Western Railway system.
The 2821/2822 Dhauli Express, 2883/2884 Rupasi Bangla Express, 2885/2886 Aranyak Express, 8645 East Coast Express, 2871/2872 Ispat Express, 2814 Steel Express, 2828 Purulia-Howrah Express and 2841 Howrah-Chennai Coromandel Express would remain cancelled today.
The 2842 Chennai-Howrah Coromandel Express was diverted via Cuttack-Angul-Sambalpur-Jharsuguda, 8478 Haridwar-Puri Utkal Express was diverted via Jharsuguda-Sambalpur-Angul-Cuttack.
The New Delhi-Puri Neelachal Express was diverted via Bokaro Steel city- Muri-Ranchi-Hatia-Rourkela- Jharsuguda-Sambalpur- Angul-Cuttack.
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