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Cyclone Titli: SCR cancels, diverts trains

Thu 11 Oct 2018, 12:24:38
Scores of passengers were left stranded at various stations on Wednesday as South Central Railway (SCR) has either cancelled or diverted trains in view of cyclone Titli.

Three trains -- Chennai Central-Howrah Express, Chennai Central-Santragachi Suvidha Special and Shalimar-Secunderabad Express were cancelled, while Puducherry-Bhubaneswar Express, Bhagalpur-Yesvantpur Anga Express and Silchar-Thiruvanathapuram Express were cancelled partially. The railways have alerted that trains via Secunderabad-Vijayawada as well as Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam sections are likely to be cancelled.

With festive rush on, railways officials are opting for route diversions. For instance, Bengaluru-bound Humsafar Express which left Agartala on October 9 was diverted via Lharagpur, Rourkela, Sambalpur and Vizianagaram stations. The same route diversion was followed for Howrah-Chennai Coramandal Express, Howrah-Sri Satyasai Prashanthi Nilayam Express and Howrah-Yeshwantpur Express which have begun their trips. Howrah-Chennai Express and Shalimar-Nagarcoil Gurudev Express are rescheduled to start at 8am and 8.15am respectively on October 11.

The railways have alerted that trains via Secunderabad-Vijayawada as well as Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam sections are likely to be cancelled, short terminated or diverted through suitable routes to avoid Titli scare.



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