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Konkan Railway highlights incident-free monsoon services

Monsoon-related problems are a thing of the past for the Konkan Railway with safety measures being netted in place and only a minor waterlogging of tracks – due to heavy rains – coming back to normal last week.

‘Rock slides and landslides of the past have been prevented through safety netting cladding and flattening of slopes alongside the train movement route, besides round-the-clock patrolling by night watchmen at vulnerable sites,’ Baban Ghatge, senior manager, public relations, Konkan Railway, told the
Millennium Post.

‘Before and after the monsoons, we carry out a survey of vulnerable mountain slopes adjoining the Konkan Railway track. However, with half of the monsoons already over, we are confident of our train services running smoothly on track,’ he said.

He said ,Konkan Railway has decided to run a special DMU train between Madgaon– Karwar - Madgaon from 1 August (except Sunday) till further notice for convenience of passengers. Train No: 07103 will depart Madgaon at 11.50 hours and arrive at Karwar at 13.35 hours, while train number: 07104 will depart Karwar at 14.50 hours and arrive Madgaon at 16.10 hours.
Dominick Rodrigues

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