Bhubaneswar: Following a high-level meeting, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) has issued an advisory to cancel or regulate trains which might get affected due to Cyclonic storm 'Fani' which is expected to make a landfall in Odisha. Reportedly, 103 trains have been cancelled in the first phase for Fani, while two have been diverted.
According to sources, train services between Bhadrak and Vizianagaram is likely to be stopped from the evening of May 2 keeping in view the safety of trains and passengers.
The whole section between Bhadrak-Bhubaneswar-Puri-Visakhapatnam will be cleared so that there will be no train in the section during extreme situation, the ECoR advisory mentioned.
In such situation, all trains going from South Eastern Railway towards Bhubaneswar, Puri, Visakhapatnam and other destinations to southern parts of India may be cancelled, diverted, regulated or re-scheduled in these crucial days.
The ECoR has advised all the rail passengers to plan their journey accordingly.
As precautionary measures, special patrolling has been arranged by the railway and break down vans and relief trains are kept alert for the areas which are likely to be affected. This apart, close co-ordination is being maintained with the local authority and disaster management team.
Here's the Detailed Advisory:
> Inward Train Services Towards Bhubaneswar/Puri Will Be Restricted From Late Evening Of 2nd May.
> East Coast Express And Coromondal Express Will Not Run From Howrah On 2nd May.
> Trains For Puri From Howrah On 2nd May Night Will Be Cancelled. Trains Towards Bangalore/Chennai/Secunderabad From Howrah Cancelled On 2nd May Evening.
> All Trains From Puri And Bhubaneswar On 3rd May Cancelled.
> All Incoming Trains Touching Puri/Bhubaneswar On 3rd May Cancelled.
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