In view of the power crisis the railways have cancelled a number of trains starting from here and passing through on Tuesday, including major trains like Godavari, Ratnachal, Simhadri and Dakshin link, according to a release from the East Coast Railway. A number of express trains, scheduled to leave or passing through Visakhapatnam, have been cancelled on Tuesday also. Visakhapatnam-Hyderabad Godavari Express, Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Janmabhoomi Express, Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Duronto, Visakhapatnam-Vijayawada Ratnachal Express, Visakhapatnam-Tirupathi Tirumala Express, Visakhapatnam-Secunderabad Garib Rath, Visakhapatnam-Nanded Express, Visakhapatnam-Guntur Simhadri Express, Visakhapatnam-Nizamuddin Dakshin Link Express, Koraput –Visakhapatnam Intercity have all been cancelled, according to an official release.
Train no. 18411/18412 Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam-Bhubaneswar Intercity, 17015 Visakha Express and 12898 Bhubaneswar-Puducherry weekly Express and all passengers trains, cancelled on Monday, will remain cancelled on Tuesday also.
Passenger trains cancelled
Meanwhile, many passenger trains were either cancelled or short-terminated on Monday owing to the agitation by the A.P.GENCO and A.P. TRANSCO employees and the high tension power-grids not being attended depriving 25 KV power supply to overhead electric traction, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager of Waltair Division M. Yelevender Yadav said in a statement. Several trains were running late.
The following trains were cancelled:
Train No.18412 Visakhapatnam-Bhubaneswar Intercity express; 67292 Visakhapatnam-Vizianagaram MEMU; 18512 Visakhapatnam-Koraput Intercity express; 58504 Visakhapatnam-Rayagada passenger; 78532 Visakhapatnam-Palasa passenger; 58530 Visakhapatnam-Durg passenger; 58528 Visakhapatnam-Raipur; 67295 Rajahmundry-Visakhapatnam; 57225 Vijayawada-Visakhapatnam; 67296 Visakhapatnam-Rajahmundry; 57230 Visakhapatnam-Machilipatnam and 57256 Visakhapatnam-Kakinada were cancelled.
Train no.18411 Bhubaneshwar-Visakhapatnam intercity express was short-terminated at Sompeta and no.58417 Puri-Gunupur passenger was short-terminated at Rambha.