The Indian Railways has issued important alerts to inform passengers regarding cancellation and diversion of major trains on various routes.
The changes in train schedules have been made due to farmers’ protests as well as ongoing track improvement measures.
The affected railway zones include the North Western Railway, Western Railway and the South Central Railway.
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As many as 28 trains have been fully cancelled on various dates while 12 have been diverted.
Here are the details:
1. Western Railway diverts three trains due to farmers’ protests
Due to the ongoing farmers’ protests, the Western Railway has decided to divert three trains passing through the affected areas. These trains will be diverted today. Here are the train schedules:
Passengers may kindly note.
Due to Kisan agitation in Punjab, train movement has been affected and hence, few trains have been diverted. pic.twitter.com/y1XrmCluGs
— Western Railway (@WesternRly) December 23, 2020
2. Four trains cancelled and one diverted by the North Western Railway
Due to yard remodeling work being carried out at the Kosi Kalan railway station, the North Western Railway has cancelled four trains and diverted one other. See the dates:
श्रीगंगानगर-नान्देड-श्रीगंगानगर रेलसेवा के 03 फेरों का रद्दकरण,
नान्देड-श्रीगंगानगर स्पेशल रेलसेवा का 01 फेरा मार्ग परिवर्तित होकर संचालित होगा pic.twitter.com/Q9bttRj87J
— North Western Railway (@NWRailways) December 23, 2020
3. South Central Railway: 24 trains fully cancelled, 4 partially cancelled and 8 diverted
Due to various yard remodeling measures being undertaken by the South Central Railway at Rajahmundry railway station of Vijayawada division, many major trains have been affected. These trains run on important routes such as Visakhapatnam – Hazrat Nizamuddin, Puri – Okha, Mumbai CSMT – Bhubaneswar, Guwahati – Bengaluru Cantt and Ernakulam – Patna among several others. Full details:
Due to Pre Non-Interlocking and Non-Interlocking works for yard remodeling at Rajahmundry of Vijayawada Division, the following trains are Cancelled / Partially Cancelled / Diverted.
For details click on below link : https://t.co/whUfMtNIYP pic.twitter.com/CN5eoeZ60S
— South Central Railway (@SCRailwayIndia) December 23, 2020
We advise passengers to make a note of these changes and schedule their train journey accordingly!