GOA: Nearly 40 days after the wall of the Pernem tunnel collapsed, paralysing train traffic along the Konkan Railway route, restoration work of the tunnel has been completed. Train traffic on the route is now expected to resume soon. “Train movement on this route is likely to resume by Tuesday evening,” Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd’s deputy general manager, public relations, Baban Ghatge told.
The spell of heavy rain earlier this month had decelerated restoration work. Train traffic along the Konkan Railway route, which was earlier suspended until August 20, was later extended to September 10. “There was considerable delay in erecting the formwork for the RCC work of the lined wall. However, despite heavy rains during the last few days, the RCC work was completed and the track is now ready for movement of traffic,” a Konkan Railway official said.
The News24 Kannada