Following a fatal train mishap in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram, as many as 33 trains have been cancelled while six others have been rescheduled so far till Monday morning. In another train accident in India this year, two trains collided in Vizianagaram, killing 13 so far and leaving about 50 injured.
A total of 33 trains have been cancelled, 24 trains were diverted and 11 were partially cancelled following the accident where two passenger trains between Kantakapalle and Alamanada Stations of Waltair Division collided, ANI cited Biswajit Sahu, Chief Public Relations Official, East Coast Railway, Bhubaneshwar.
Out of this, three trains have been cancelled and two have been rescheduled this morning, Sahu added.
Chennai Central to Puri (22860), Raigada to Guntur (17244) and Visakhapatnam to Guntur (17240) have been cancelled while Chennai Central to Shalimar (12842) and Alleppey to Dhanbad (13352) have been rescheduled today, according to the East Coast Railway officials, ANI reported.
At least 13 people died and several were injured when coaches derailed after the Visakhapatnam-Ragada passenger train hit a Visakhapatnam-Ragada train travelling on the same route in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram district on Sunday evening.
The Divisional Railway Manager said that 3 coaches were involved in the accident.
“There was a rear collision between the Visakhapatnam-Palasa passenger train and the Visakhapatnam-Ragada passenger train. Three coaches were involved in the accident. Rescue operations are underway, Local administration and NDRF were informed for assistance and ambulances. Accident relief trains reached the site,” the Divisional Railway Manager said.