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Strike in AP hits train services


OST Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 7:

Train Services in the Visakhapatnam Division of East Coast Railway (ECoR) have been disrupted due to the ongoing strike in Andhra Pradesh resulting in short supply of power.

Passengers stranded outside Brahmapur station
Passengers stranded outside Brahmapur station

While Visakhapatnam-Koraput Express, Visakhapatnam-Bhubaneswar Inter City Express and local passenger trains towards Rayagada, Palasa, Durg, Raipur, Vizianagaram from Visakhapatnam including Palasa-Visakhapatnam passenger have been cancelled, Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam Inter City Express has been short terminated at Sompeta.

To ensure comfortable journey of passengers stranded en route, ECoR has arranged diesel locomotives for movement of long distance trains. Apart from this, it has also made adequate provisions for food and drinking water for the passengers stranded at different stations.

ECoR has also opened an emergency control room at Visakhapatnam for smooth movements of the trains.

Senior officials have been deputed to look after the proper arrangement of food and drinking water at various stations and in trains, an ECoR release said on Monday.