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KR Traffic To Be Restored By 21st July

Konkan Railway Corporation Limited (KRCL) Senior Public Relations Manager Baban Ghatge on Tuesday said that the work of restoration of track which is affected due to landslide between Ratnagiri and Nivsar will be completed on 21st July.

Ghatge said 25 poclains and 150 labourers with engineers have swung into action but heavy rains have prevented them from approaching the affected site for restoration work.

“Is situation permits, the work will be completed by 21st July”’ he said.

It may be recalled that KRCL’s track between Ratnagiri and Nivsar had witnessed two landslides on 17th and 18th July, which were results of continuous unprecedented and torrential heavy rainfall of approximately 600 mm within a week’s time in Konkan Region.

Ghatge said that though the work of removing soil and slush from the track was undertaken immediately after the first incident, the severe pressure of landslide took a toll on 50 M portion of retaining wall, which suddenly gave a way at about 16.00 hrs on 18th July aggravating the situation further.

He also said that these natural calamities have badly hampered the train services on Konkan Railway route since then and several trains had to be cancelled and diverted due to it.

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