Wednesday, October 9, 2013
TRAIN SERVICES DISRUPTED DUE TO STRIKE IN ANDHRA PRADESH:
ECoR ARRANGEMENTS FOR STRANDED PASSENGERS
Train Services in Visakhapatnam Division of East Coast Railway have been disrupted due to strike in Andhra Pradesh causing lack of State Electricity Power Supply. As a result, some of the trains have been cancelled and some have been short terminated enroute. In view of this, East Coast Railway has taken steps regarding train movements and other passenger requirements.
18512 Visakhapatnam-Koraput Express, 18412 Visakhapatnam-Bhubaneswar Inter City Express and local passenger trains towards Rayagada, Palasa, Durg, Raipur, Vizianagaram from Visakhapatnam including Palasa-Visakhapatnam passenger have been cancelled today.
18411 Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam Inter City Express has been short terminated at Sompeta and remains cancelled between Somepeta and Visakhapatnam.
For the comfortable journey of the train passengers stranded enroute, East Coast Railway has arranged Diesel locomotives for movement of long distance trains. Apart from this, Food and Drinking water provision has been made at different stations for passengers in stranded trains enroute.
ECoR has also opened Emergency Control Room at Visakhapatnam for smooth movements of the trains. Staff have also been deputed to look after the proper arrangement of Food and drinking water at various stations and in trains.