Around 100 metres of the single line track was washed out due to flash floods triggered by a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal, leading to the accident.
If the Railways and the State government overcome their financial issues, over 1.5 lakh commuters per day can avail of these services.
The work was expected to be completed by February 2017 but faced hurdles owing to issues in track alignment as the third line passes through road overbridge at multiple places.
According to the SCR officials, the division loaded 9.024 million tonnes of commodities with coal and fertiliser occupying the lion’s share.
Ever since the State government relaxed lockdown norms on June 24, the railways has been gradually increasing the services and allowing general public to travel in workmen specials.
If the rainfall situation doesn't improve by September 15 a plan to operate 'water trains' from September 21 is in consideration.
Relaxing travel restrictions, Chennai Division announced that the general public would be allowed travel in suburban trains during non-peak hours from Thursday.
These trains will reportedly have modern rakes, with special smart features to provide world-class facilities to passengers with the help of intelligent sensor-based systems.
Advocate Vishal Meghwal, appearing for the State, admitted that that charges have not been framed against the accused, but contended he was absconding for nearly 15 years.
Much to the relief of regular commuters, Indian Railways is all set to commence passenger train service soon
Scores of farmers on Friday launched an indefinite agitation in Jalandhar and blocked train movement on the Ludhiana-Amritsar and the Ludhiana-Jammu railway routes.
With half of the train coaches now upgraded to AC coaches and with modern facilities in place, the Uttara Bharat Yatra (10 nights and 11 days) will begin from August 27.
Besides, help desks will be set up at 56 suburban stations falling in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region by the respective authorities.
Commuters using the Tambaram railway station complain about frequent confusion over coach position at platforms.
An agitation by passengers at Ponnneri railway station on Friday over delayed arrival of suburban trains has turned the spotlight again on suspension of train services by railways.