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News Entry# 288687
Dec 15 2016 (09:15)  South Central Railway reschedules trains in wake of Chennai cyclone (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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Dec 15 2016 (9:15AM)
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HYDERABAD: Authorities at the South Central Railway cancelled one and rescheduled a few trains in wake of the cyclone Vardha inundating tracks and damaging lines in some areas.
While the Tirupati - Chennai Central train was cancelled, a number of trains, including the Kacheguda - Guntur passenger train, scheduled to depart Kacheguda at 05:10 am on Wednesday was rescheduled and left at 5. 10 pm on the same day.
Authorities also postponed the Chennai Mail express. The train was scheduled to depart Howrah at 11.45 pm on Thursday, but it has now been
rescheduled to leave at 05:45 am on Thursday.
Heavy rains have lashed Chennai and most parts of Tamil Nadu under the influence of the cyclone.
At least 20 people have been killed in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh with the severe cyclone made a landfall on India's southeast coast.
The cyclone weakened into a depression and wind speed hovered around the 70 km per hour, but the rains continued to affect train movement. "We are taking a lot pf precaution to ensure passenger safety," said an official.
Dozens of trains have been cancelled over the past few days along with massive disruptions of flight and buses. However, with the situation improving a little, officials said normal services would resume soon. "We are keeping a close watch on the weather. People are also worried and they also do not want to get stuck midway through the journey," said SCR official.
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