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02-05-2019
RAILWAY’S PREPAREDNESS FOR CYCLONE “FANI”

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SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY

प्रेसविज्ञप्ति

PRESS RELEASE

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RAILWAY’S PREPAREDNESS FOR CYCLONE “FANI”

 

Kolkata, 2nd May, 2019:

 

South Eastern Railway is taking elaborate precautionary measures in view of cyclone “FANI” with planned cancellation of trains to ensure safety of the travelling passengers.

 

Sri P S Mishra, General Manager, S E Railway is personally monitoring the situation and held high level meeting with all Principal Head of Departments regarding railway’s preparedness to tackle any emergency situation.

 

With a view to provide round the clock information to the public, BSNL and Railway Phones have been provided at Kharagpur, Balasore and Howrah for Disaster Helpline, numbers of which are given below:

 

Kharagpur Disaster Management Room

BSNL:03222 221696

Railway: 63535

Kharagpur Station

BSNL: 03222 255758

Railway: 63950

 

Balasore

BSNL: 06782 26276

Railway: 64908 & 64909

 

Howrah

BSNL: 033 26412975

Railway: 45271

 

Apart from this, special night patrolling at vulnerable locations have been ordered till the cyclone period is over. Concerned railway staff have been deputed with necessary equipments viz. tree cutting machines, axes, 2.5 KV generators, empty cement bags, banner flags, tri-colour torch etc. for day and night till the crisis is over. Motor Trolley and Moped Trolleys have been kept ready at Rupsa and Balasoreto attend any site in case of emergency. Railway staff have been counseled to be extra vigilant to tackle any situation in case of electrical wire (OHE) hanging, tree falling o­n track etc. for quick restoration of train service. All essential and emergency staff have been kept alert to combat the situation.

 

Three Special Trains have been provided to bring back the stranded passengers from Puri towards Kolkata and bus services are being arranged in co-ordination with State Government at terminals for the convenience of the passengers who are returning from Puri.

 

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