Chennai (Tamil Nadu): Eleven express trains from Chennai Central were cancelled on Monday due to rising water levels reaching the danger mark at Bridge No. 14 between Vyasarpadi and Basin Bridge, triggered by heavy downpours.
Impact on Train Services
"In view of heavy rain in Chennai and the water crossing the danger level in Bridge No. 14 between Basin Bridge and Vyasarpady stations, the trains have been regulated as given below. Please go through and plan your journeys accordingly. We regret the inconvenience caused," the Divisional Railway Manager, Chennai, Southern Railway, posted on X.
Affected Train Services
The trains suspended are "12007 Mysuru Shatabti Express, 12675 Coimbatore Kovai Express, 12243 Coimbatore Shatabti Express, 22625 KSR Bengaluru AC Double Decker Express, 12639 KSR Bengaluru Brindavan Express, and 16057 Tirupati Sapthagiri Express."
Passenger Refund Policy
Chief Public Relations Officer, Southern Railway, B. Guganesan, informed that on account of the cancellation of the above trains, a full refund shall be provided to all passengers scheduled to travel on the affected trains.
Cyclonic Storm Precautions
Earlier, the looming cyclonic storm over the Southwest Bay of Bengal prompted meteorological authorities to issue a comprehensive rainfall warning for several regions in southern and eastern India.
(With ANI inputs)