A fire broke out in the rear engine of the 67257 Ongole-Tenali Fast Passenger in Prakasam district on Monday.
Fire service personnel from Chirala put out the fire after fighting the flames for over two hours, Chirala Fire Officer K.Suneel said. The railway staff halted the train at Chinnaganjam railway station and disconnected the rear engine from the rest of the train as also power supply to it. The train resumed journey after a delay of about one hour.
The South Central Railway has announced full and partial cancellation of some passenger trains in Vijayawada–Gudur section of Vijayawada division on March 24 due to pre-cast RCC box bridge works between Ammanabrolu and Uppugunduru stations. The cancelled trains are: 57277 Gudur–Vijayawada, 57242 Vijayawada–Bitragunta, 67256 Tenali–Ongole, 67298 Vijayawada–Ongole, 67297 Ongole–Vijayawada, 67280 Ongole–Gudur and 67279 Gudur-Ongole passenger trains. Trains partially cancelled are: 67260 Ongole-Vijayawada passenger between Ongole and Tenali, and 67263/67257 Vijayawada–Ongole–Tenal
i passenger between Chirala and Ongole.