Train services regularise on Rayagada-Titlagarh section

Rayagada: Normalcy returns to train services in Rayagada-Titlagarh section as two trains get regularised nearly 11-months after a railway bridge on the line was damaged due to heavy flow of flood water in the Nagabali River.

Two of the five trains Durg-Vishakhapatnam Passenger and Rayagada-Sambalpur Inter-city express, which were initially cancelled and later run with restrictions have been regularised from today while the three other trains are likely to run regularly by June end,” Rayagada station manager BP Sethi said on Thursday.

On July 16 last year, heavy flow of flood water on Nagabali River washed away two pillars of railway bridge no- 588 between Therubali and Singapur Road stations leading to disruption in train services on the railway section.

Services of as many as 11 trains including Rourkela – Koraput, Sambalpur – Nanded, Durg-Visakhapatnam, Sambalpur – Koraput, Bilaspur – Tirupati express were cancelled while six trains including Sambalpur-Rayagada, Howrah-Jagadalpur Samaleswari Express were hit following the incident.

While some trains were controlled en-route, some others were short terminated and as many as 5 trains were cancelled from running through the section for an indefinite period of time.

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