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Trains on track despite heavy rain

Despite the city recording very heavy rainfall on Saturday, the Delhi division of the Indian Railways managed to run the train services without any cancelation or interruption. Not a single service — local, mail or express — was cancelled.

On Saturday, Delhi witnessed 123 mm of rain and the resultant waterlogging brought the entire city came to a standstill.
Railway officials said that the Delhi division could provide uninterrupted services because it did proper planning before the monsoon arrived. The division focused on cleaning of drains and railway culverts, improvement of drainage of major railway yards such as Old Delhi, New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin and Anand Vihar. Simultaneously, signaling system and overhead electrical traction system were also attended to.

They also said that in order to deal with the situation, railway officers and staff were deployed at all important stations and at flood sensitive areas.
In the month of June, when the river Yamuna touched the second highest water level in the last 75 years and the water was flowing almost two metres above the danger level at old Yamuna railway bridge — which connects Delhi with UP, Bihar and West Bengal — officials said,
the division managed to run the trains almost uninterruptedly round-the-clock.

Meanwhile, at least one dozen cases of fallen tree were reported because of the rains in the capital. According to the three municipal corporations, at least 87 cases of falling trees were reported during this monsoon season.

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