Trains Diverted Due to Goods Train derailment in Vijayawada Division A goods train loaded with petroleum products in BTPN Tank wagons at HPCL siding, Gangineni got derailed between Surareddipalem – Tangutur stations on Ongole – Gudur section of Vijayawada division. The train was going to Bhakarapeta Railway station in Guntakal Division, after passing Surareddipalem station 5 (Five) BTPN wagons of the train got derailed at around 00.10 hrs on 25th June, 2020 out of these five wagons, 3 wagons caught fire completely and anther 01 wagon caught fire partially. On... more...
receiving the information, Railway officials immediately swung into action and separated the front portion and moved 1 Km away from the spot to minimize intensity. Simultaneously, accident relief trains from Bitragunta and Vijayawada Railway stations were also moved to the spot. NDRF team was also requested to assist in rescue operations, while two fire engines from Surareddipalem and Tangutur were also ordered to put off the fire. As a precautionary measure, OHE on UP&Down lines were switched off to reduce the damage. Down lines restored at 04.00 hrs and Up line made fit for train operations at 19.00hrs hrs of 25th June, 2020.
Tanguturu: The Vijayawada Divisional Railway Users Consultative Committee (DRUCC) member, Botla Ramarao inspected the ongoing betterment works at Tanguturu railway station and assured that the problems of railway passengers in the district will be taken to the notice of the DRM and will be resolved soon.
After inspecting various works at Tanguturu railway station, Ramarao instructed the contractor and engineering officials to improve the quality of the works. He said that MP Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy and Minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy has taken the issue of ROB at 193... more...
level crossing gate to the notice of the railway board chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav already, a favourable order for it will be received soon.
Responding to the request of the passengers, he said that he had already received an assurance from the DRM to arrange a railway reservation counter at Tanguturu railway station. He announced that the DRM has also promised to increase platform lengths, foot over bridge and a new building after the completion of the ongoing third line works.
He said that a DRUCC meeting is scheduled for August 28 and he announced to request the DRM to allow a stop at Tanguturu for the Pinakini, Hyderabad, Chennai expresses and newly introduced Gudur to Vijayawada intercity train.
He said that he will also ask the DRM to take up the works of already sanctioned RoBs at Agraharam Railway gate in Ongole, Pakala railway gate, Surareddy palem railway gate immediately.
An assistant loco pilot’s (ALP) bravery and presence of mind helped avert disruption of train services on the busy Vijayawada-Renigunta section and in the process also helped passengers on the Howrah-Ernakulam Anthyodya Express (22877) to reach their destination on time. Senior SCR officials informed on Monday that unknown miscreants resorted to alarm chain-pulling and stopped the Anthyodya Express on Bridge No.553 at 3.10 p.m. between Tanguturu and Singarayakonda sections. To restore normal train movement, the railway staff generally reach the coach in question and reset the pull chain. However, since it occurred on a bridge, there was no path to walk up to and reach the coach. There was no provision of vestibule facility to reach the coach from inside the train... more...
which had LHB general second class coaches. But ALP R.K. Jha started crawling from the loco underneath and LHB coaches to reach the affected coach, located tenth from the loco. He reached the coach but was unable to reset the knob from inside due to the crowd, so he once again crawled underneath to put the pull alarm back and allow the train to start. In the meantime, train guard R. Viswanath arranged for an earth-moving machinery available near the bridge for new line construction and that allowed Mr. Jha to reach the ground and get onto the loco instead of having to crawl back. DRM-Guntakal Vijay Pratap Singh appreciated loco pilot M. Sridhar, Mr. Jha and Mr. Viswanath for their efforts to help resume the journey within a short period.
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