Flights, trains cancelled in Tamil Nadu due to heavy rains

Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services personnel rescue people from a flooded area after heavy rain, in Kanyakumari district on Sunday, Dec. 17, 2023. Photo: PTI

Chennai: Seventeen trains including the Vande Bharat train to and from Tirunelveli are cancelled or rescheduled due to heavy rains in Tirunelveli, Tenkasi, Kanyakumari and Tuticorin of Tamil Nadu. Floodwater has entered yards and submerged tracks in many places while the red alert is in place in all four districts. 

Tuticorin-bound flights have also been diverted or cancelled. A cyclonic circulation lies over the Comorin area, said the weather department. The cancelled trains also include those that began their journey on Sunday but had to be terminated due to flooding on tracks.

Checklist of cancelled trains
Train No. 06673 Tirunelveli–Tiruchendur Unreserved Special
Train No. 06405 Tiruchendur–Tirunelveli Unreserved Special
Train No. 06674 Tiruchendur–Tirunelveli Unreserved Special
Train No. 06675 Tirunelveli–Tiruchendur Unreserved Special
Train No. 20666 Tirunelveli–Chennai Egmore Vande Bharat Express
Train No. 20665 Chennai Egmore–Tirunelveli Vande Bharat Express

Train No. 19577 Tirunelveli–Jamnagar Express
Train No. 16732 Tiruchendur–Palakkad Express
Train No. 06848 Vanchi Maniyachi–Tuticorin Unreserved Special
Train No. 06671 Tuticorin–Vanchi Maniyachi Unreserved Special
Train No. 06668 Tirunelveli–Tuticorin Unreserved Special
Train No. 06667 Tuticorin–Tirunelveli Unreserved Special

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