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style>Fire in Pantry Car of Yesvantapur-Tatanagar Express - No causalities.....

By HindusthanSamachar | Publish Date: Mar 5 2019 1:22PM
style>Fire in Pantry Car of Yesvantapur-Tatanagar Express - No causalities.....
\Rstyle="font-size: medium;">Andhra pradesh: Vijayawada, March 5 (HS): An incident of fire in car of Train No. 12890 Yesvantapur – Tatanagar Express occurred at around 01.47 hrs of Tuesday (today) near Gollaprolu Railway Station on the Rajahmundry – Visakhapatnam section of Vijayawada Division, according to a press release by South Central Railway.\R \Rstyle="font-size: medium;">Upon noticing the flames, the onboard railway staff brought the train immediately to halt at Gollaprolu. Action was immediately taken to detach the Pantry Car from other compartments on both the sides of the affected train by 02.00 hrs, so as to ensure that the fire does not spread and all passengers remain safe. As a precaution, one coach of the train(S1 Coach) adjacent to the pantry car was also detached.Simultaneously, information was relayed to the local fire authorities and a fire engine rushed to the spot by about 02.10 hrs to extinguish the fire. In the meanwhile, the overhead electrical equipment was switched off as a safety measure and train services in both the directions were stopped\R \Rstyle="font-size: medium;">.A Railway Medical Relief Van and Accident Relief Train were dispatched to Gollaprolu from Rajahmundry. Senior Officials of Vijayawada Division also rushed to the spot to undertake restoration measures on war footing and bring about normalcy in train operations. The entire section were restored for normal train movements by 06.00 hrs. T\R \Rstyle="font-size: medium;">he affected train later continued on its journey, with a coach planned to be attached at Visakhapatnam to accommodate the passengers of S1 coach of the train.Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, South Central Railway personally monitored the situation each minute from SCR’s headquarters at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad before air dashing to the spot of the fire mishap to take a firsthand account of the incident and review the steps taken for bringing about normalcy..\R \Rstyle="font-size: medium;"> A departmental committee has been constituted to enquire into the fire mishap.John Thomas, Additional General Manager, SCR and other senior officials of the Zone remained stationed at the emergency control office at SCR’s Hqrs at Secunderabad to continuously keep a tab on the handling of restoration works, providing relief to passengers to meet their immediate needs and ensure smooth movement of trains which were regulated at various locations in the section. \R \Rstyle="font-size: medium;">Amongst the trains which were delayed are:1. Train No. 12704 Secunderabad – Howrah Falaknuma Express2. Train No. 12246 Yesvantapur – Howrah Duronto Express3. Train No. 17480 Tirupati - Puri Express4. Train No. 12728 Hyderabad - Visakhapatnam Godavari Express5. Train No. 22860 Chennai Central - Puri Express6. Train No. 22204 Secunderabad - Visakhapatnam Duronto Express7. Train No. 17016 Secunderabad - Bhubaneswar Visakha Express8. Train No. 12740 Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Garibrath Express9. Train No. 22863 Howrah – Yesvantapur AC Express10. Train No. 15906 Dibrugarh – Kanyakumari Express11. Train No. 22605 Purulia – Villupuram Express \R \Rstyle="font-size: medium;"> K R K Reddy, Hindustan Samachar, Vijayawada\R
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