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Kozhikode: Trains delayed after portion of ballast found on railway track

Many Trains Were Delayed After A Portion Of Ballast On A Railway Track Was Found Caved In Between Kanhangad And Kootikulam Stations In Neighbouring Kasaragode District On Friday.

PTI | Updated on: 07 Apr 2017, 11:23:33 PM
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Many trains were delayed after a portion of ballast on a railway track was found caved in between Kanhangad and Kootikulam stations in neighbouring Kasaragode district on Friday.

A pointsman on patrol duty found that the ballast has caved in to a depth of 70 cm and alerted officials, who rushed to the spot and restored the track, railway officials said.

They said it was suspected that a porcupine could have dug the earth resulting in the caving in of the ballast.

The incident delayed Thiruvananthapuram-Mangaluru Malabar Express and two other trains by around 45 minutes.

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First Published : 07 Apr 2017, 11:20:00 PM