Narrow tunnel hinders clearance works in Sakleshpur

After three days of a derailment of a goods train on Sakleshpur-Subramanya rail route, workers could clear only eight out of 15 bogies, by Tuesday.

Several workers are toiling to expedite the works and clear the route, but the train which had derailed inside a tunnel is giving them a tough time.

Fifteen out of 59 bogies of a goods train had derailed near Shiravagilu railway station inside a tunnel.

As use of heavy equipment is not possible, there has been delay in dislodging the bogies.

After which, exclusive trolleys are being used to bring them out of the tunnel.

According to Railway officials it may take another three days to remove the remaining seven bogies.

After the mishap which occurred at 7.30 am on Sunday, passenger trains running between Yashwantpur-Mangalore-Karwar, and goods train traffic has been completely suspended on the route.

Thousands of passengers who had reserved tickets in advance are the worst affected. They have been opting bus routes.

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