Rail services hit after goods train derails on washed away tracks in Odisha flash flood

ECoR sources said more than 100 metre of track has been washed away between Doikalu and Ambodala stations on Rayagada-Titilagarh section.

Published: 07th August 2019 02:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th August 2019 02:48 PM   |  A+A-

Derailed wagon of the Vedanta-bound goods train. (Photo | EPS)

By Express News Service

BHUBANESWAR: Train services between Rayagada and Titilagarh in East Coast Railway (ECoR) zone have been affected following the derailment of three wagons of a goods train in the wee hours on Wednesday due to flash floods triggered by heavy rainfall.

ECoR sources said more than 100 metre of track has been washed away between Doikalu and Ambodala stations on Rayagada-Titilagarh section.

Three fully-loaded wagons of the Vedanta-bound goods train got derailed and submerged in floodwaters. Cranes from Kantabanji and Visakhapatnam have been deployed to lift the wagons. Relief train with boulders has been sent on the spot and the restoration work will begin once the water recedes. 

An ECoR spokesperson while speaking to Express said that the restoration can be initiated only after the water flow stops and the assessment of the damage is done. 

The priority is to move men and material to the nearest point from the site of damage. A railway emergency control room has been opened and the situation is being strictly monitored, he added.

 

Meanwhile, the ECoR has cancelled two Express trains and six Passenger trains besides diverting eight Express trains and partially terminating seven other trains.

The Railways has also announced to reward two-track patrolmen - S Naidu and M Ramana for altering the train and averting a major mishap. They will be given cash awards of Rs 5000 each for their alertness despite inclement weather conditions.

Passengers can contact the help desk numbers (Sambalpur: 9437386759 and Titlagarh: 8455892831, 9437386693) for information regarding diversion of trains.

The derailed goods train as tracks get washed away.

The trains which have been cancelled, diverted and short terminated are:

CANCELLED ON WEDNESDAY

Sambalpur-Koraput-Sambalpur Passenger from both directions

Sambalpur-Junagadh Road-Sambalpur Passenger from both directions

Raipur-Visakhapatnam-Raipur Passenger from both directions

Sambalpur-Rayagada-Sambalpur Inter City Express from both directions


DIVERTED RAINS

Ahmedabad-Puri Express via Titlagarh-Sambalpur-Angul-Khurda Road

Puri-Ahmedabad Express via Duvvada-Balharshah-Nagpur

Bengaluru Cantt-Hatia Express from Rayagada via Vizianagaram-Khurda Road-Angul-Sambalpur

Dhanbad-Alleppey Express from Bargarh via Sambalpur-Angul-Khurda Road-Palash-Vigiyanagram

Visakhapatnam-Hazrat Nizamuddin Express via Duvvada-Balharshah-Nagpur

Sambalpur-Banaswadi Express via Angul-Khurda Road-Vizianagaram

Nizamuddin-Visakhapatnam Samata Express via Titlagarh-Sambalpur-Angul-Khurda Road

Nanded-Sambalpur Express via Vizianagaram-Khurda Road-Angul


PARTIAL CANCELLATION OF TRAINS:

Visakhapatnam-Korba Express left Visakhapatnam will run upto Singapur Road and run as passenger special Express from Singapur Road to Visakhapatnam

Korba - Visakhapatnam Express will run upto Titlagarh and return to Korba. Services between Singapur Road-Titlagarh-Sigapur Road will remain cancelled

Rourkela-Jagdalpur Express will run upto Titlagarh and return to Rourkela

Jagdalpur-Rourkela Express will upto Muniguda and return as passenger special Express from Muniguda to Jagdalpur. Services will remain cancelled between Titlagarh-Muniguda-Titlagarh

Howrah-Jagdalpur Express will run upto Titlagarh and return to Howrah. Services of the train will remain cancelled between Titlagarh-Jagdalpur-Titlagarh

Bhubaneswar/Rayagada-Jungarh Road Express will run upto Rayagada. Junagarh road-Rayagada- Bhubaneswar Express will run from Rayagada to Bhubaneswar on Wednesday

Durg-Visakhapatnam passenger will run upto Titlagarh. Services of the train will remain cancelled between Titlagarh-Visakhapatnam-Titlagarh

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