South Central Railways

  • Cyclone Phailin aftermath: Train services partially resume on Howrah-Vizag section October 14, 2013

    Trains services were partially restored on Howrah-Visakhapatnam section on Monday with the railway authorities restoring tracks damaged due to cyclone Phailin, which crossed Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast on Saturday night. The railways repaired the damaged tracks and the signalling system in north coastal Andhra and coastal Odisha, paving the way for the...
  • Cyclone 'Phailin': SCR sets up emergency control rooms October 12, 2013

    The South Central Railway (SCR) has activated emergency control rooms at its headquarters in Vijayawada, besides patrolling of railway tracks, among other measures, to deal with the situation arising out of the cyclonic storm 'Phailin'. The emergency cells are being manned 24X7 by senior officials from various departments to closely monitor...
  • South Central Railway to provide bio-toilets on trains May 18, 2013

    Hyderabad: The South Central Railway (SCR) plans to procure 200 more eco-friendly bio-toilets to provide the facility on more trains in the next few months. The decision was taken after successful trial of 48 bio-toilets fitted to the 17 coaches being run on Hyderabad-Mumbai Hussain Sagar Express and Kacheguda-Bangalore Express. Bio-toilets...
  • AP: Cyclonic rains cause flooding, 12 trains cancelled November 4, 2012

    Hyderabad: The death toll in rain-related incidents in Andhra Pradesh rose to 17 on Sunday as heavy rains continued to lash several regions under the influence of cyclone 'Nilam', throwing normal life out of gear. Coastal districts bore the brunt of nature's fury with low-lying areas of East and West...
  • Telangana march: Several trains cancelled in Hyderabad September 29, 2012

    Hyderabad: In a move which angered Telangana protagonists, the railways have cancelled over 40 trains and all local and sub-urban train services in Hyderabad in view of Sunday's Telangana march. In an attempt to prevent people from other districts of Telangana from reaching Hyderabad, the South Central Railway cancelled 12 express...
  • South Central Railway braces up for northeast exodus August 19, 2012

    Hyderabad: The South Central Railway (SCR) has made special provisions to cater to the growing number of northeastern people from the city rushing toward their home states amid rumours of impending attacks on them in the wake of Assam violence. "Extra coaches are being attached to trains going towards Kolkata...
  • Woman drives local train in Hyderabad March 8, 2012

    Hyderabad: Yet another male bastion fell in Hyderabad on Women's Day on Thursday with a woman driving a local train of the South Central Railways (SCR). S Satyavati became the first woman loco pilot of SCR when she independently drove a Multi Modal Transit System (MMTS)...
  • South Central Railway ahead in Hindi promotion December 14, 2011

    Hyderabad: The South Central Railway (SCR) is ahead of other zones in implementation of Hindi, SCR general manager GN Asthana has said. Participating in the 134th Zonal Official Language Implementation Committee (ZOLIC) Meeting at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad on Monday, he said use of Hindi could be spread through cultural activities in...
  • Telangana: 128 trains canceled during Oct 15-17 October 14, 2011

    Hyderabad: In view of the rail-roko call given by Telangana Joint Action Committee in Telangana region, the South Central Railway (SCR) on Thursday announced cancellation of as many as 124 passenger trains for the three-day period. It also announced partial cancellation, diversion and rescheduling of other trains, including local trains. T-JAC has...