Rail traffic disrupted as goods train derails
- Movement of trains hit on Kazipet-Balharshah section
Hyderabad: A coal-laden goods train proceeding towards Balharshah derailed at Wihirgaon station on Kazipet-Balharshah section, about 30 km before Balharshah station on South Central Railway at around 01.00 hrs on Friday. Consequently, train services in the section have been affected in both up and down directions.
Restoration measures have been immediately taken up on war footing. AK Gupta, Additional General Manager, South Central Railway, is monitoring the measures from the Disaster Control Room activated at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad. Senior railway officials, including Divisional Railway Manager, Secunderabad Division, and Chief Operations Manager, SCR, have rushed to the spot. Cranes of 140-tonnes capacity have been dispatched from Kazipet and Nagpur to take up the restoration work at the site. Accident Relief Trains (ART) have been rushed from Kazipet and Balharshah to the spot.
With a view to provide information on train movements to the travelling public, Helpline mumbers have been activated at various stations as follows:
Secunderabad: 040-27786170, 27700868, 27786539, 27788889. Khammam: 08742 – 224541. Kazipet: 0870 – 2576430, 2576226. Warangal: 0870–2426232. Sirpurkagaznagar: 08738238717. Vijayawada: 0866-2575038.
The following trains have been cancelled /partially cancelled / diverted as a result of derailment.
Trains cancelled: Train No. 12723 Hyderabad – New Delhi Telangana Express scheduled to depart Hyderabad on Friday; Train No. 57121 Kazipet – Balharshah Passenger scheduled to depart Kazipet on Friday; Train No. 12724 New Delhi – Hyderabad Telangana Express scheduled to depart New Delhi on Saturday ; Train No. 12615 Chennai Central – Delhi Sarai Rohilla Grand Trunk Express scheduled to depart Chennai Central Friday ; Train No. 12621 Chennai Central – New Delhi Tamil Nadu Express scheduled to depart Chennai Central on Friday; Train No. 57136 Kazipet – Ajni Passenger scheduled to depart Kazipet on Friday; Train No. 57135 Ajni-Kazipet Passenger scheduled to depart Ajni on Saturday.
Trains partially cancelled: Train No. 57121 Kazipet-Balharshah Ramgiri Passenger between Bellampalli and Balharshah stations on Saturday; Train No. 57124 Balharshah-Bhadrachalam Road Passenger between Balharshah and Bellampalli stations on Saturday; Train No. 57123 Bhadrachalam-Sirpur Town Singareni Passenger between Bellampalli and Sirpur Town stations on Saturday; Train No. 57122 Sirpur Town-Kazipet Ramgiri Passenger between Sirpur Town and Bellampalli stations on Saturday. -NSS