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Landslide in northern India affects toy train services

Published: September 11, 2018

STORY: Landslide triggered by rains in India’s northern hill-station of Shimla affected toy train services on heritage line leaving the commuters distressed on Monday (September 10).

Rains in the city damaged buildings near the heritage line and caused mud to fall on the railway track blocking it thus cancelling three trains. The track was later cleared however, services continued to be disrupted, complained tourists.

A tourist, Herry said the disruption was causing inconvenience to the passengers as there was no fixed time as to when the trains will resume.

Annual monsoon season is vital for India as half of its cropland lacks irrigation. The rains support two-thirds of India’s 1.25 billion population, who live in rural areas and rely on farming. But excessive rains cause many problems such as floods, landslides and water borne diseases.

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