New Delhi: As cyclone "Hudhud" advances towards Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, railways have cancelled the movement of about 40 trains between Bhubaneswar and Visakhapatnam and diverted many trains to other routes for safety.
Tirupati-Bhubaneswar Express, Bangalore-Bhubaneswar Premium Special, Jagadalpur-Howrah Samaleswari Express, Bhubaneswar Junagarh Express, Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Express, Visakhapatnam-Guntur Express and Tirupati-Visakhapatnam Express are some of the trains which have been cancelled as a precautionary measure, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
East Coast Railway has made elaborate arrangements to meet the situtation that could arise out of the cyclonic storm and heavy rains in the region.
While steps have been taken for early restoration of train services and railway track, if affected by Hudhud, a round-the-clock disaster management cell has been set up at its headquarters in Bhubaneswar and at Divisional Headquarters at Visakhapatnam, Khurda Road and Sambalpur.
01. 18447 Bhubaneswar-Jagadalpur Hirakhand & 18434 Bhubaneswar Junagarh Express scheduled to leave Bhubaneswar on 11.10.2014.
02. 12805 Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Express scheduled to leave Visakhapatnam on 12.10.2014 will be cancelled between Visakhapatnam & Tenali.
03. 18519 Visakhapatnam-LTT Express Express scheduled to leave Visakhapatnam on 12.10.2014 will be cancelled.
04. 12740 Visakhapatnam-Guntur Express scheduled to leave Visakhapatnam on 12.10.2014 will be cancelled.
05. 08508 Renigunta-Visakhapatnam Spl. Scheduled to leave Renigunta on 13.10.2014 will be cancelled.
06. 18517 Korba-Visakhapatnam Express scheduled to leave Korba on 11.10.2014 will be cancelled.
07. 17487 Tirupati-Visakhapatnam Express scheduled to leave Tirupati on 11.10.2014 will be cancelled.
08. 00852 Bangalore Cant.-Bhubaneswar Premium Spl. Scheduled to leave Bangalore on 12.10.2014 will be cancelled.
09. 18211 Durg-Jagadalpur Express scheduled to leave Durg on 12.10.2014 has been cancelled.
10. 18006 Jagadalpur-Howrah Samaleswari Express scheduled to leave Jagadalpur on 12.10.2014 has been cancelled between Jagadalpur & Titlagarh.
11. 18108 Koraput-Rourkela Express scheduled to leave Koraput on 12.10.2014 will be cancelled between Koraput & Rayagada.
12. 22872 Tirupati-Bhubaneswar Express scheduled to leave Tirupati on 13.10.2014 will be cancelled.
01. 12806 Srcunderabad-Visakhapatnam Express scheduled to leave Secunderabad on 12.10.2014 will be short terminated at Tenali and will return back as 12805 from Tenali.
DIVERSION OF TRAINS:
01. 02853 Santragachhi-Ernakulam Spl. Train scheduled to leave Santragachhi on 11.10.2014 will be diverted via Kharagpur-Jharsuguda-Nagpur-Ballaharshah.
CANCELLATION OF PASSENGER TRAINS ON 12.10.2014:
01. 57226 Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada passenger
02. 58528 Visakhapatnam-Raipur passenger
03. 67296 Visakhapatnam-Rajahmundry passenger
04. 57265 Visakhapatnam-Narsapur passenger
17487/17488 Tirupati-Visakhapatnam-Tirupati Express from Tirupati on 12.10.2014 & from Visakhapatnam on 13.10.2014 will run as usual.