Kozhikode, August 9: At least 23 people have been killed due to heavy rainfall in Kerala. The incessant rains have also brought flight operations to a standstill at Cochin International Airport till 3 pm on Sunday. The water level in Periyar river is on the rise and a red alert has been issued in four districts of Kerala including Idukki, Wayanad, Kozhikode, and Malappuram. Kochi Airport Shut Till Sunday Amid Incessant Rainfall, Flood Situation in Kerala.
Train services on Mararikulam-Alapuzha route were suspended on Friday morning for few hours as a tree fell on the tracks and damaged the electric lines. Seeing the condition, several trains have been fully cancelled, partially cancelled or diverted through other routes. Kerala Rains: Red Alert in Kasargod, Orange Alert Issued For Five Other Districts As Monsoon Intensifies
Trains fully cancelled
- Chandigarh – Kochuveli Kerala Sampark Kranti Express (12218) commencing today has been cancelled.
- Alappuzha- Ernakulam and Ernakulam -Alappuzha trains have been cancelled.
- Passenger trains between Ernakulam and Kayamkulam, MEMU trains running in Kollam-Ernakulam route have been cancelled.
Partially cancelled trains
- Nagercoil – Mumbai CSMT Express (16352) of August 8 is partially cancelled between Daund – Mumbai CSMT.
- Mumbai CSMT – Nagercoil Express (16339) of August 8, 9 and 11 is partially cancelled between CSMT – Daund.
- Nagercoil – Mumbai CSMT Express (16340) of August 9 is partially cancelled between Daund – CSMT.
- Mumbai CSMT – Nagercoil Express (16351) of August 10 is partially cancelled between CSMT – Daund.
- Thiruvananthapuram – CSMT express of August 10 is partially cancelled between Daund – CSMT.
- Dhanbad- Alappuzha express (13351) of August 8 has been diverted via Sambalpur, Angul, Khurda Road, Palasa and Vizianagaram.
- Ernakulam – Hatia express (22838) of August 8 has been diverted via Vizianagaram, Khurda Road, Angul and Sambalpur.
- Nagercoil-Mangalapuram Eranad Express, Guruvayur-Thiruvananthapuram Intercity Express, Thiruvananthapuram-Kozhikode Janasatabthi Express, and Bangalore-Kochuveli Express have been diverted via Kottayam.
Meanwhile, Pinarayi Vijayan-led Kerala government has declared a holiday for schools, colleges and other educational institutions across the state. The university exams have also been postponed in affected areas.