Bhubaneswar: The incessant rain since yesterday due to cyclonic circulation over Bay of Bengal has badly affected train services under East Coast Railway (ECoR) in Odisha.
Due to heavy downpour in southern region of India as well as Odisha, many express and passenger trains are running late and have been cancelled due to heavy to very heavy, waterlogging and track circuit failure at Vizianagaram yard since yesterday night.
While Visakhapatnam-Bramhapur passenger train has been cancelled due to heavy congestion between Palasa and Vizianagaram route, Bramhapur-Visakhapatnam passenger has been short terminated at Chipurupalle Railway Station in Andhra Pradesh. The train has been cancelled on October 25.
Similarly, Visakhapatnam -Bhubaneswar Intercity Express was cancelled today. The Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam Intercity express will be terminated at Srikakulam. It will run empty upto Visakhapatnam as per convenience. The train leaving Bhubaneswar will be cancelled on October 25.
Bhubaneswar-Bramhapur-Bhubaneswar MEMU train has also been cancelled due to heavy rain and water logging on tracks.
There will be a requirement to cancel/reschedule a few trains. Some short distance trains may get cancelled, the EcoR said in a release.
Meanwhile, the railway tracks were submerged after water from city municipal drains and nearby areas entered into the station yards at Vizianagaram today.
The signaling posts were affected at many stations yesterday night due to rainwater. However normalcy returned after the water receded on the tracks.