The railway administration has on Tuesday announced that the NMR train services between Mettupalayam and Ooty are cancelled on Wednesday due to the ongoing engineering works.
According to official communication from the Salem Division of the Southern Railways, “Engineering works to restore the portion of the Nilgiris Mountain Railways (NMR) track affected by landslides between Kallar– Hillgrove railway stations are being undertaken.
But, continuous rainfall is hampering the restoration works. In view of this, the NMR train services between Mettupalayam – Udagamandalam – Mettupalayam of 13.10.2021, Wednesday, have been cancelled as detailed below.
1. Train No.06136 Mettupalayam – Udagamandalam special train of 13.10.2021, scheduled to leave Mettupalayam at 07.10 am. and reach Udagamandalam at 11.55 am, has been fully cancelled.
2. Train No.06137 Udagamandalam – Mettupalayam special train of 08.10.2021, scheduled to leave Udagamandalam at 02.00 pm and reach Mettupalayam at 05.30 pm, has been fully cancelled”.
However, the NMR services between Coonoor – Udagamandalam will be operated as usual, the release said.