7 trains cancelled, several delayed
Jalandhar, July 7
Thousands of passengers were put to hardship here on the second consecutive day today as seven trains passing through this railway station were cancelled and the rest were delayed by hours.
Rail traffic could not be restored to normal on the Ambala-Delhi route even today. Northern Railway PRO AS Negi told The Tribune that water accumulated on the rail track in Ambala had starting receding.
He said it would further take several hours to restore the rail traffic here, adding that trains were diverted to a long route of Kurukshetra, Narwana and Jalakhal to reach Amritsar and Jammu.
Meanwhile, Amritsar-bound Swarna Shatabdi, Shan-e Punjab, Amritsar-New Delhi Super, Ambala passenger and Delhi-bound Jan Nayak and Jan Sadaran trains were cancelled today.
The rest of the trains were running late from two to 13 hours. While Jalianwala Bagh Express reached here by 12.30 hours late, Howrah mail and Howrah duplicate did not reach here. The Railway Department had to bear a huge loss as several stranded passengers preferred to board buses for their short destinations whereas a number of passengers cancelled their tickets due to delay in the arrival of trains.