Yamuna bridge temporarily closes for rail traffic as river crosses danger mark

Twenty-seven passenger trains have been cancelled, 14 express trains diverted and also three have been short terminated, among a few others.

Published: 30th July 2018 10:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2018 11:35 AM   |  A+A-

Yamuna bridge

The old Yamuna bridge 'Loha Pul' has been temporary closed for rail traffic as water level has reached at 205.53 marks. (Parveen Negi | EPS)

By IANS

NEW DELHI: The Northern Railway (NR) on Monday said the old Yamuna rail bridge has been closed for train traffic since midnight as a precautionary measure after the river crossed the danger-mark.

"At 12.20 a.m., the old Yamuna Bridge (Loha Pul) temporary closed for rail traffic as water level has reached at 205.53 metre mark," an NR official told IANS.

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NR spokesperson Nitin Chowdhury also said 27 passenger trains have been cancelled, 14 express trains diverted and also three have been short terminated, among a few others.

On Sunday evening, the order for closing the bridge was issued by the Delhi Police at 8.25 p.m. after the water level reached 205.52 metres.

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