As the region was pummelling by torrential rains, the Northern Railways rerouted about 12 trains and cancelled about 17 others.
A Northern Railways spokeswoman said in a statement that four places’ traffic has been suspended because of waterlogging. These include sections between Noganwan (Ambala)-New Morinda, between Nangal Dam and Anandpur Sahib and between Kiratpur Sahib and Bharatgarh.
“Strict watch is being kept to run trains from the Delhi area safely because of non-stop heavy rains. Eight pumps are being run at the Delhi-Sabzi Mandi area and the station’s trainable area to pump water out of tracks. Trains running in the Delhi area are still normal,” CPRO Northern Railway Deepak Kumar said.
Firozpur Cantt Express, Amritsar Super Fast Express, Chandigarh Intercity Express, and Chandigarh to Amritsar Junction Express are among the trains that have been cancelled. Mumbai Central to Amritsar Express, Amritsar Express, and Daulatpur Chowk Express are a few of the ones that have been changed.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi has had the wettest single day in July since 1982 with 153 mm of rain falling in the last 24 hours as of 8:30 am on Sunday.