Attn Hyd passengers: Check travel plans, SCR has canceled 24 MMTS trains for 2 days

MMTS trains are a lifeline for small traders, students, private employees, and people working in other sectors in the city.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  22 Nov 2021 5:55 AM GMT
Attn Hyd passengers: Check travel plans, SCR has canceled 24 MMTS trains for 2 days

Hyderabad: South Central Railway (SCR) on Monday announced the cancellation of 24 MMTS trains connecting Lingampalli, Hyderabad, Secunderabad, and Falaknuma for two days starting November 22.

SCR said the trains have been canceled due to operational reasons.

The following trains have been canceled:

"Due to depression in the Bay of Bengal and heavy rains in the catchment areas, railway tracks have been damaged and water is coming out of the tracks. Many trains have been diverted. To accommodate these changes, the MMTS trains have been canceled," said Ch Rakesh Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO), SCR.

Meanwhile, due to heavy rains and flooding in Andhra Pradesh, many of the trains have been canceled. Due to heavy inflow of water at Nellore-Padugupadu section under Vijayawada Division and due to heavy seepage between Renigutts-Pudi section under Chennai Division of Southern Railway, on 22nd November, the SCR announced the cancellation of several trains.

However, with the situation improving a little, some trains have been restored in Andhra Pradesh. Due to a decrease in water flow over the track, the down line between Gudur-Vijayawada has been restored for traffic. As a result, some of the trains earlier diverted were restored for traffic on 22nd November.


MMTS services, suspended in March 2020 were resumed in June 2021. For the last few years, MMTS services have been providing the cheapest and safest transportation facility to the lower and middle-class people in the suburbs of Hyderabad. It ran 121 services and had halted at 28 stations and ferried around 1.6 lakh passengers charging only Rs 5 to Rs 15. It is a lifeline for small traders, students, private employees, and people working in other sectors.

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