Secunderabad (SC): As per the directions of Shri P.K.Srivsatava, General Manager, SCR has opened its Railway Stations and Institutes/Community halls to general Public, especially between Rajahmundry and Visakhapatnam as a social responsibility measure to help those affected with severe cyclone Hudhud in the north coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh.
Also, South Central Railway has allowed access to those affected people to Railway Institutes and Community Halls at Rajahmundry and Samalkot; and also the Railway Station Buildings at major Stations like Rajahmundry, Samalkot, Kakinada, Annavaram, Tuni and Anakapalli etc., to serve as temporary shelters in case of need at any given point of time during any calamity or eventuality of floods and other disasters.
In addition, in a first-of-its-kind measure, 4 trains with 55 empty coaches have been positioned at 4 major stations to serve as emergency shelters as per local requirements. These are:-
- Empty train rake with 15 coaches at Samalkot
- Empty train rake with 16 coaches at Tuni,
- Empty train rake with 6 coaches at Kakinada,
- Empty train rake with 18 coaches at Rajahmundry.
These special measures are aimed to meet the needs of the Passengers and also the locally displaced Railway employees and the general public in case of any emergency.