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.