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Railways on high alert to face cyclone threat

South Central Railway (SCR) has taken all precautionary measures with threat of cyclonic storm Laila, likely to hit Andhra Pradesh coastline tomorrow, looms large, railway sources said today.



Hyderabad: South Central Railway (SCR)
has taken all precautionary measures with threat of cyclonic
storm Laila, likely to hit Andhra Pradesh coastline tomorrow,
looms large, railway sources said today.

General Manager of SCR, M S Jayanth held a high level
meeting with the senior officials today and instructed that
all steps be taken to ensure safe running of trains, they
said.

All the Engineering Staff have been put on high alert
and Officers` advised to remain in their Divisional
jurisdiction to handle any eventuality.

Patrolling of railway tracks has been intensified and
in case of emergency trains will be escorted by engineering
staff and officials, they said.

Officers have been specifically deputed to monitor the
situation at vulnerable places like Ongole, Gudivada and
Samalkot of Vijayawada Division, according to a SCR release.

The SCR authorities are in constant touch with the
Meteorological and other Government departments to monitor the
impact of the cyclone, it said.

-PTI

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