Late-running Train Irks Passengers

Published: 27th September 2015 04:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th September 2015 04:48 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:The Lokmanya Tilak (Kurla) Express between Coimbatore and Mumbai has consistently been running late for the last two weeks in both directions causing problems for commuters from Bengaluru.

On Saturday, train no 11014 suffered a delay of nearly 20 hours. The train from Coimbatore, slated to depart from the Bengaluru City Station at 4 pm on Saturday is now expected to arrive at the station only at 11 am on Sunday.

“Passengers who book tickets online keep getting intimations through smses about the delays but the arrival and departure timing of the train keeps changing even after passengers reach the station,” said software engineer V V Prasad.

“I was supposed to leave for Mumbai by the Kurla at 4 pm. We were intimated that the train would be running a few hours late,” he added. The delay during the last fortnight was caused due to a recent train derailment along this route, said a top railway source. “Rains in Mumbai were also a reason for the delayed running from that direction,” another official said.

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