Trains between Mumbai and Hassan sectors now running via Mangaluru Jn.
Heavy rain triggered a landslip of about 15 m height and 50 m long on the bypass railway line connecting the Mumbai line (Konkan Railway) and Hassan line (South Western Railway) near Padil in Mangaluru on Sunday afternoon.
Fortunately, movement of trains is not affected as the line is a bypass track. Last year’s landslip near this location close to Kulashekara tunnel had completely disrupted train services between the North and the South (Mumbai-Mangaluru-Kerala) for over 20 days.
Occurring close to the spot that saw landslip last year near Kulashekara Tunnel, the debris of the landslip have completely covered the bypass line thereby preventing movement of trains. Sources in the Railways said that restoration of tracks by removing the debris might take at least a week.
Now, only one passenger train service —…