In view of breaches to Railway track near Elamanchili on Vijayawada – Visakhapatnam rail route in Vijayawada Division of South Central Railway, the train services to and from Visakhapatnam got affected today i.e on 13thOctober 2014. As per the present situation, the train services to Visakhapatnam are likely to be restored tomorrow, i.e 14th October 2014.
However, long distance Express trains towards Howrah are being operated on diverted route via Vijayawada – Kazipet – Balharshah – Nagpur – Jharsiguda – Kharagpur. Except for the Section from Samalkot to Visakhapatnam, train services have been running continuously on all other routes on SCR in spite of cyclone ‘Hudhud’ in the last few days.
For the benefit of passengers, SCR is operating 2 Special trains in Visakhapatnam direction – one each from Hyderabad and Tirupati today. A special train from Hyderabad (departure time 05:15pm) to Kakinada is provided with stoppages at Stations as per the schedule of Godavari Express.
Another Special train from Tirupati (departure Time 08:50pm) to Tuni is provided with stoppages at Stations as per the schedule of Tirumala Express. These 2 special trains are aimed at clearing the stranded passengers, if any, at enroute stations to destinations situated up to Tuni in Visakhapatnam route. Current information on the running of train services is being widely disseminated through Media and also through special Helpline Numbers set up at 22 Railway Stations on SCR.
Helpline numbers at major Stations are:
Vijayawada: 0866-2576796, 2767233, 2767070, 2767040
Rajahmundry: 0883-2420541, 2420543, 2420780, 2420790
Eluru: 08812-232267 Tuni: 08854-252172
Anakapalli: 08924-221698 Kakinada Port: 0884-2340592
Kakinada Town: 0884-2374227 Samalkot: 0884-232882
Tadepalligudam: 08818-226162 Tirupati: 0877-2225810, 9676903528
Secunderabad: 040-27700868, 27829007 Hyderabad: 040-23200865
Guntur: 0863-2222014 Kazipet: 0870-2548660.