BHUBANESWAR : East Coast Railway (ECoR) assured on Wednesday that train services in the zone will be almost completely normalised by Thursday evening.
The Railway zone has sustained extensive damages in the cyclone Hud Hud but the expedient repair and restoration works, backed by effective prior planning, has ensured resumption of train operations within such a short time.
Train services have begun to regain normalcy in most of the sections under the zone. Most of the trains have also started their run towards Chennai, Bengaluru, Yeshvantpur and Secunderabad from Wednesday morning. However, the disruptions are now primarily due to balancing and adjustment of timings.
“The rescheduling and refixation of time as well as a few cancellations are the result of efforts at balancing the train rakes. For example, the rake of Konark express for two consecutive days has been stuck up at Mumbai. Hence, the need for cancellation of the train on October 15 and 16 from Bhubaneswar. Full-fledged operations with correct timings will be effective latest by Thursday evening,” said Chief PRO JP Mishra.
While many trains have resumed operations, about four including Pondicherry-Bhubaneswar express, Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Janmabhoomi Express, Nizamuddin-Visakhapatnam Dakshin Link and all passenger trains running with electric engines to and from Visakhapatnam will continue to remain cancelled on October 15. Several trains will also continue to be short-terminated.