SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAYS

  • Cyclone Hudhud: Rail route to Vizag in Vijayawada division cleared for traffic October 14, 2014

    Hyderabad: The rail route to Visakhapatnam on Vijayawada-Rajahmundry-Visakhapatnam section of Vijayawada Division of South Central Railway, which had been affected due to cyclone Hudhud, was opened for rail traffic this afternoon. The railway track on down line towards Visakhapatnam has been made fit for traffic and trains will be operated...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Cyclone Hudhud damages railway tracks; train services hampered October 13, 2014

    Hyderabad: Heavy rains in the aftermath of cyclone Hudhud caused damage to tracks at a few locations in Vijayawada Division of South Central Railway (SCR). According to the SCR, a few locations between Elamanchili- Narsingapalli-Bayyavaram Stations on Vijayawada-Visakhapatnam rail route under the division faced problems due to ruptured tracks. Following...
  • Cyclone Hudhud: Storm hits train movement in Andhra, Odisha October 12, 2014

    Hyderabad: Railways cancelled or diverted many trains in north coastal Andhra and adjoining Odisha in view of severe cyclone Hudhud which hit the coast near Visakhapatnam. Train movement has come to a complete halt between Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam and Visakhapatnam and Bhubaneswar. All trains between Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam also remain cancelled...
  • Bio-toilets installed in 300 train coaches: Railways September 29, 2014

    Hyderabad: South Central Railway (SCR) has installed bio-toilets in 300 train coaches so far as a part of its plan to do away with direct discharge toilet system. "We have fitted bio-toilets in 300 coaches and 260 more will be added in the next few months," SCR General Manager PK...
  • Cyclone Phailin aftermath: Train services partially resume on HowrahVizag section October 14, 2013

    Trains services were partially restored on HowrahVisakhapatnam section on Monday with the railway authorities restoring tracks damaged due to cyclone Phailin, which crossed OdishaAndhra 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 biotoilets on trains May 18, 2013

    Hyderabad: The South Central Railway (SCR) plans to procure 200 more ecofriendly biotoilets to provide the facility on more trains in the next few months. The decision was taken after successful trial of 48 biotoilets fitted to the 17 coaches being run on HyderabadMumbai Hussain Sagar Express and KachegudaBangalore Express. Biotoilets...
  • AP: Cyclonic rains cause flooding, 12 trains cancelled November 4, 2012

    Hyderabad: The death toll in rainrelated 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 lowlying 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 suburban 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 13, 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 1517 October 14, 2011

    Hyderabad: In view of the railroko 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 threeday period. It also announced partial cancellation, diversion and rescheduling of other trains, including local trains. TJAC has...