Railways cancel 56 trains in view of cyclone

Hyderabad, Oct 12 : The railways have cancelled 56 trains in coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha in view of cyclonic storm Phailin which is set to hit the east coast Saturday evening.

The East Coast Railway and South Central Railway have cancelled trains between Howrah and Visakhapatnam and have diverted trains between Howrah and Chennai.

All trains in the north coastal Andhra districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam have been cancelled as a precautionary measure.

Some long distance trains have either been diverted or cancelled.

The trains which were cancelled include the Tirupati-Puri Express, Secunderabad-Bhubaneswar Visakha Express, Rajahmundry-Visakhapatnam, Visakhapatnam-Vizianagaram, Vizianagaram -Visakhapatnam, Visakhapatnam-Palasa, Palasa-Visakhapatnam and Visakhapatnam-Rajahmundry passenger.

The Mumbai-Bhubaneswar Express was partially cancelled between Rajahmundry and Bhubaneswar. The Bhubaneswar-Mumbai Konark Express was partially cancelled between Bhubaneswar and Samalkot. The Bhubaneswar-Secunderabad Visakha Express, which was scheduled to leave Bhubaneswar Saturday morning, was partially cancelled between Bhubaneswar and Vizianagaram.

South Central Railway has set up helpline numbers at Secunderabad (040-27700868) and Hyderabad (040-23200865) railway stations to provide information to passengers regarding movement of trains.

Helplines were also set up at Vijayawada (0866-2575038), Rajahmundry (0883-2420541, 2420543), Kazipet (0870-2548660), Warangal (0870-2426232), Khammam (08742-256025), Tuni (08854-252172), Anakapalle (08924-221698), Guntur (0863-2222014, 09701379072), Nandyal (07702772080), Nalgonda (08682-224392, 09701379077), Narsaraopeta (08647-223131, 09701379075), Markapur (08596-222028, 09701379079), Giddalur (08405-242003), Sattanapalle (08641-232255), Piduguralla (08649-252255), Nadikude (08649-257625, 09701379078) and Manchiryal (08736-250081)railway stations.

--IANS (Posted on 12-10-2013)

india-news headlines

India may witness poor monsoon this year

Need to specify junk food items regulated in schools: HC

SC to hear Mittal, Ruia plea against summons May 1

Kejriwal files nomination after attacking Modi, Rahul

Entrust keys of Padmanabhaswamy temple with district judge, SC urged

Probe BJP's Kurukshetra candidate for code violation: Naveen Jindal

Congress confused about its campaign: BJP

Congress worried about Vadra fallout

Money, liquor and drug trail in these elections

Will Tarique Anwar be lucky this time?

Supreme Court forms panel over government advertisements

Modi presiding over hate campaign: CPI-M

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top