Thiruvananthapuram: Railways has cancelled many trains due to the heavy monsoon lashing the state.
Helpdesk numbers 9188292595, 9188293595 and 1072 are functional round the clock at the Divisional Headquarters, Thiruvananthapuram for providing information to passengers regarding changes in train services in Thiruvananthapuram Division.
Due to torrential rains and floods in Kerala and Tamil Nadu, several trains originating, arriving, passing through flood and landslide-affected areas had to be cancelled by the railways. Since passengers are moving out to safer places, they are not in a position to retrieve their tickets and bring them to the station for cancellation or obtaining Ticket Deposit Receipt (TDR). Railways has therefore decided as a very special case to permit issue of TDRs at any station upto August 15 as against the normal rule of upto three days from the booked date of journey. The public can apply to the railways for refund after obtaining TDR from stations as above.
The trains that have been cancelled on August 11 fully or partially is as follows: Train no. 22208 Thiruvananthapuram -Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. MGR Central, train no. 06038 Ernakulam - Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. MGR Central, train no. 12697 Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. MGR Central - Thiruvanananthapuram, train no. 12512 Thiruvananthapuram - Gorakhpur Raptisagar Express: partially cancelled between Thiruvananthapuram-Erode.
Trains of August 10 that were cancelled fully are: Train No. 16308 Kannur - Alleppey Express, train no.16857 Puducherry - Mangalore Express, train no. 22610 Coimbatore - Mangalore Inter City Express, train no. 22609 Mangalore - Coimbatore Inter City Express, train no. 56650 Kannur - Coimbatore Passenger, train no. 56600 Kozhikode - Shoranur Passenger, train no. 56664 Kozhikode - Thrissur Passenger, train no. 56604 Shoranur - Coimbatore Passenger, train no. 66606 Palakkad Town - Coimbatore Passenger, train no. 66611 Palakkad - Ernakulam Passenger, train no. 56323 Coimbatore - Mangalore Passenger, train no. 56603 Thrissur - Kannur Passenger, train no. 12511 Gorakhpur - Thiruvananthapuram Raptisagar Express, train no. 22644 Patna - Ernakulam Express, train no. 12698 Thiruvananthapuram - Puratchi Thalaivar Dr. MGR Central....