Upooted trees were found on track at various places between Mettupalayam and Coonoor, necessitating cancellation of services for today, railway sources said.

The area has been experiencing moderate to heavy rains resulting in landslide and uprooting of trees, they said, adding restoration works are in progress and are expected to be cleared by evening.

NMR is a major tourist attraction during summer when visitors from across the world throng Nilgiris District, which has a large number of tourist spots.

Last year in December too the NMR service was hit due to landslide. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway services remained partially suspended for two days due to the incident. Officials had said that around 40 cubic meters of sand, rubble, and rock had fallen on to the railway tracks. A huge boulder had blocked the tracks.