South Central Rlys suffers Rs 25-cr loss due to floods
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Last Updated: Tuesday, October 06, 2009, 23:51
Hyderabad: The unprecedented floods in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka have so far resulted in a loss of Rs 25 crore for the South Central Railway (SCR), Union Minister of State for Railways K H Muniyappa said today.

The heavy rains and floods led to cancellation and diversion of several passenger and freight trains in three sections of SCR since October 2. The services would be fully restored within next 10 days, he told reporters here tonight.

The floods damaged tracks and other rail infrastructure and loss till now has been pegged at Rs 25 crore. The repairs to the damaged railway infrastructure would cost Rs 10 crore, he said.

The overflowing of flood waters on tracks between Mantralayam-Irnagallu and Yermaras-Chiksugur stations led to disruption of train services on Wadi-Raichur-Guntakal section, the main route between Western and Southern India, he said.

The services on Mahabubnagar-Kurnool-Dhone section were also disrupted due to rise of water levels at Tungabadhra bridge between Kurnool town and Alampur stations. Besides rail traffic was suspended on Nandyal-Dhone section due to flooding of tracks between Nandyal and Panyam, the Minister said.

The train services would be restored from October 15 onwards, Muniyappa said, adding the SCR officials had told him that they have taken up the repair works on a war-footing.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, October 06, 2009, 23:51

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