Two dozen trains in UP cancelled for a month

Lucknow, Nov 11 (IANS) More than two dozen trains, including the Lucknow-New Delhi Gomti Express, have been cancelled for the next one month after repair work on the railway bridge connecting Unnao to Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh began on Friday, an official said.

The bridge repair would also affect plying of trains on the important Kanpur-Lucknow rail section.

The Lucknow-New Delhi Gomti Express train has been cancelled for the next 27 days, with immediate effect, the official said. The Varuna Express coming from Varanasi will now cut short its trip at Lucknow while trains like the Kushinagar Express going to Mumbai will be rerouted through the Allahabad-Kanpur route.

Other trains that have been cancelled include Agra Intercity, Lucknow-Jhansi Passenger, Gorakhpur-Yashwantpur Express, Gorakhpur-Pune Express, Muzaffarpur-Ahmedabad Jansadharan Express, Chennai-Lucknow Express and Surat-Muzaffarpur Express have been cancelled till the first week of December.