PUNE/NASHIK (Metro Rail News): The Hazrat Nizamuddin-Ernakulam Mangala Express has been diverted via Pune due to a crack developing in a tunnel near Pernem railway station in Goa.
According to an official from Bhusawal division, the 02618-Up Hazrat Nizamuddin-Ernakulam Mangala Express — passing through Bhusawal, Nashik, Kalyan, Panvel and forward through the Konkan route including Ratnagiri before reaching Goa and proceed to its destination — has now been diverted from Panvel towards Pune, Miraj, Londa before reaching Madgaon in Goa for its future course of the journey.
“A crack has developed in one of the tunnels between Madurai Pernem Railway stations of Konkan Railway in Goa. Hence, trains on this route have been stopped at least till August 20,” the official said.
Similarly, The 02617-Down Ernakulam-Hazrat Nizamuddin Mangala Express train will run from Ernakulam to Madgaon and thereafter be diverted towards Londa, Miraj, Pune before reaching Panvel and taking its regular course of journey towards Kalyan, Nashik, Bhusawal and Delhi.
“The diversion of the train has been announced with immediate effect till August 20,” he said, adding that the people who have booked the tickets for the train on intermediate railway stations should take the necessary action.