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Heavy rains: Rail traffic disrupted at Ambala

By Devaki

Chandigarh, Jul 6: Heavy rains and flooding of the yard at Ambala Cantonment Junction disrupted the rail traffic on Tuesday, Jul 6. Ambala Contonment Junction connects the trains to Delhi, Chandigarh, Saharanpur, Jammu, Amritsar and Ludhiana.

More than 22 trains have been halted at various stations on the way to Ambala due to the flooding of tracks, informed a senior railway officer at Ambala. This include two Shatabdi from New Delhi to Chandigarh and Amritsar, Kalka-Mumbai-Paschim Link Express which has been halted at Chandigarh, and Lucknow-Chandigarh Sadbhavna Express which has been halted at Jagadhari.

The other trains affected have been stopped at different stations including Shahabad, Shambu, Lalru, Sirhind and Morha. The trains are Akal Takhat Express, Bathinda-New Delhi Inter-City, Barauni Express, Amritsar-Mumbai Paschim Express, Amritsar-Hardwar Jan Shatabdi Express, Jan-Sewa Express and Jammu Mumbai Swaraj Express.

The trains which have to go through Ludhiana-Ambala-Delhi section of Northern Railway, were being diverted via Ludhiana-Dhuri-Jakhal-Rohtak Delhi section, informed GM Singh, the Senior Divisional Commercial Manager of Ambala Division.

He added that the traffic in the route of Ambala-Chandigarh-Kalka and Ambala-Saharanpur sections would remain cancelled till further decision is taken. The raileays also have cancelled four passenger trains on Ambala-Saharanpur, Ambala-Kurukshetra and Ambala-Nangal routes.

Singh also said that additional counters have been opened at Cantonment railway station to refund the fare to the passengers who want to cancel their journey.

The train traffic from Ambala is disrupted since 9 am on Tuesday, Jul 6.

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