Secunderabad: SCR General Manager Mr.P.K.Srivastava who has taken over as the general manager of South Central Railway recently, called on Governor of AP Mr. E.S.L. Narasimhan at Raj Bhavan here on Tuesday as a matter of courtesy and discussed the likely impact of Lehar on Railways. Later, he reviewed the situation with senior officers including the Vijayawada Divisional Railway Manager and directed them to put the railway administration on high alert.
A control room is being set up at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad and also at the office of the DRM in Vijayawada, Guntur and Guntakal. Officials from various departments will be present 24×7 at these control rooms to monitor the situation and take action.Patrolling of railway tracks by engineering staff on foot has been taken up. Bridges, bunds, deep cuttings at vulnerable locations will be kept under watch.
Trains with engineering material will be ready at Rajahmundry (16 wagons); Krishna Canal Junction (23 wagons); Bitragunta (11 wagons); Allur Road (10 wagons) and Manubolu (8 wagons) to rush to any area requiring repairs.
Additional diesel locomotives will be kept ready to operate trains in case of any disruption in power supply to the overhead traction. Senior engineering officials will be camping at Eluru and Rajahmundry to keep a watch on the situation.