Rail Traffic on old bridge resumes, Yamuna level down to 205.55 m

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New Delhi, Sep 24 (UNI) The rail traffic on the Old Yamuna bridge in the Capital, which was closed this morning after the Yamuna level reached the 206 m mark, was resumed this afternoon, Northern Railway said.

''Rail traffic on the Old Yamuna bridge, which was closed at 0300 hrs, was resumed at 1400 hrs today, a Northern Railway spokesperson said.

Due to release of over four lakh cusecs of water by Haryana from the Tajewala barrage on Saturday, water level at the Yamuna bridge this morning already crossed the danger mark. The water level crossed the maximum limit late last night, leading to closure of the bridge for rail traffic.

Due to closure of the bridge, a total of about 80 trains were cancelled, diverted or short terminated. Due to receding of flood water, the traffic was restored back after 14oo hrs at Old Yamuna Bridge, the spokesperson said.

Among the trains cancelled were the 375 Bareilly-Delhi Jn.

Passenger, 4084 Delhi-New Jalpaiguri Sikkim Mahananda Express, 4043/4044 Delhi-Kotdwar Express, 305 Delhi-Ambala passenger, 304 Delhi-Kalka passenger, 308 Moradabad-Delhi passenger, 4311/4321 Bareilly-Bhuj Ala Hazrat Express and 4323/4324 New Delhi-Rohtak Express.

The trains short terminated were the 3483 Malda Town-Delhi Farakka Express, the 4546 Sahranpur-Delhi Express, 4205-Faizabad-Delhi Express/4207 Partapgarh-Delhi Padmavat Express and the 2SD/4SD-Shamli-Delhi passenger.

The trains diverted were the 3111 Sealdah-Delhi Jn. Lal Quila Express, the 5707 Katihar-Amritsar Express, 375 Sahajanpur-Delhi Jn. Passenger, 5014 Kathgodam-Delhi Rajnikhet Express, 4217/4218 Allahabad-Chandigarh Unchahar Express, 8101/8102 Jammu Tawi-Tatanagar Muri Express, 9105 Ahmedabad-Haridwar Mail, 4554/4558, 2312 Kaklka-Howrah Mail 4312 Bareilly-Bhuj Express, 4055 Dibrugarh-Delhi Jn. Brahamputra Mail, 5715 Kishanganj-Ajmer Garib Nawaj express and 2225/2226 Azamgarh-Delhi Jn. Kafiyat Express.

Meanwhile, chief engineer of the flood and irrigation control department told UNI that the Yamuna level had come down to 205.55 m and was likely to reduce further in the coming 24 hours.

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