Bihar flood and consequent suspension of rail traffic between Sugauli and Majhowalia section has hit train operations badly. At least 6 trains have been diverted after floodwater touched the girder of Bridge No 248, forcing the suspension of train services between Sugauli-Narkatiaganj.
The Delhi-Muzaffarpur Sapt Kranti Express Special journey commencing on Friday from Delhi has been diverted via Gorakhpur-Siwan-Chhapra-Hajipur-Muzaffarpur instead of Gorakhpur-Narkatiaganj-Sugauli-Muzaffarpur.
Even Muzaffarpur-Delhi Sapt Kranti Express journey starting on Saturday from Muzaffarpur has been similarly diverted via Muzaffarpur-Hajipur-Chhapra-Siwan-Gorakhpur instead of Muzaffarpur-Sugauli-Narkatiaganj-Gorakhpur.
The Raxaul-Delhi Satyagrah Express Special which starts its journey on Saturday from Raxaul is also being diverted via Raxaul-Sikta-Narkatiaganj instead of Raxaul-Sugauli-Narkatiaganj. Similarly, the trains from Delhi onwards that started on Friday was diverted via Narkatiaganj-Sikta-Raxaul instead of Narkatiaganj-Sugauli-Raxaul.
Not just trains to the national capital but even connecting those to Mumbai too were subject to diversion due to the Bihar floods.
The Bandra Terminus-Muzaffarpur Express Special journey commencing on July 23 from Bandra Terminus was diverted via Gorakhpur-Chhapra-Hajipur-Muzaffarpur instead of Gorakhpur-Narkatiaganj-Sugauli-Muzaffarpur.
Similarly, the trains opposite journey from Muzaffarpur to Bandra Terminus, starting Saturday is also being diverted via Muzaffarpur-Hajipur-Chhapra-Gorakhpur instead of Muzaffarpur-Sugauli-Narkatiaganj-Gorakhpur, said an Indian Railways official.