Botad-Ahmedabad meter gauge train services not resumed till now which were interrupted a month ago due to heavy rains in Saurashtra.The question arises when will it re-start?
Bhavnagar-Botad had a meter gauge line, as there are three direct trains between Bhavnagar & Ahmedabad but the departure of none of them is available. After reaching Botad from Bhavnagar, one can go to Ahmedabad on a meter gauge train, running between Botad-Ahmedabad.
In this way, people are facing many hardships as they are bound to travel in segments.
But due to heavy rains, which took place one month earlier in Saurashtra, the situation of water logging on meter gauge track took place due to the release of water from the dam. Botad-Ahmedabad meter gauge line was affected and hence trains discontinued on this track. Now one month is over but train services could not be resumed.
The railway administration are unable to declare the schedule till date. As a result, people are facing the hardships due to the shortage of trains and a situation like “Extreme Mass in Drought” has taken place.