Vayu scare: Railways take precautions

Vayu scare: Railways take precautions

Agency News

New Delhi, June 12: Considering the alertness for Vayu cyclone over Gujarat, various safety and security precautions for train passengers are being taken by Western Railway for the prone areas under its jurisdiction like Veraval, Okha, Porbandar, Bhavnagar, Bhuj and Gandhidham.
The following measures are being undertaken as all the passenger and mail, express trains to these stations are being short terminated or cancelled after 6 pm today to morning of June 14, an official statement here said.

The coaching stock presently available at depots and station yards at coastal areas are being shifted to safe places.
Special trains with six to ten coaches each will be formed, to be kept in ready condition at nearest safe location to be moved in emergency conditions.

All Railway authorities at concerned divisions and HQs, including Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd(DFCCIL) and Rail Vikar Nigam Ltd(RVNL) have been instructed to provide adequate man power, material along with required machinery like JCBs, tree cutters, water tanks, tractors, generators and to be in readiness for any assistance as and when needed, it added. (UNI)