Precautionary measures taken by Western Railway in the face of impending Cyclone threat
NEW DELHI: In response to the imminent threat posed by Cyclone Biparjoy, Western Railway has cancelled 69 trains while short-terminate 33 trains, and short-originated 27 trains as a precautionary measure.
The Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of Western Railway made an official announcement, highlighting the railway’s commitment to passenger safety during this challenging time. These measures have been implemented to mitigate potential risks associated with the cyclonic weather conditions and safeguard the lives of passengers.
According to the news agency ANI quotes, 69 trains have been cancelled, 33 trains have been short-terminated, while 27 trains short-originated as a precautionary measure, in view of safety of passengers in view of Cyclone Biparjoy, says CPRO Western Railway
69 trains have been cancelled, 33 trains have been short-terminated, while 27 trains short-originated as a precautionary measure, in view of safety of passengers in view of #CycloneBiparjoy, says CPRO Western Railway pic.twitter.com/doBjFUUiOI— ANI (@ANI) June 14, 2023
The cancellation of 69 trains aims to minimize any inconvenience or potential hazards that may arise from operating train services amidst adverse weather conditions. By temporarily suspending these train services, Western Railway is prioritizing the safety and security of passengers.
Additionally, 33 trains have been short-terminated as a precautionary measure. This decision ensures that trains do not venture into areas that are expected to be severely affected by the cyclone. By short-terminating these trains, Western Railway aims to avoid potential disruptions and provide a safer travel experience for passengers.
In view of the serious impact of Biparjoy storm in India and Pakistan, thousands of people have been evacuated from potentially affected areas to safer places.
Cyclone Biparjoy, which arose in the Arabian Sea, will hit the coast in Kutch, Gujarat.
At the same time, this storm will hit the coast of Sindh province in Pakistan and some areas of Karachi city will be affected by it.
Cyclone Biparjoy is likely to hit Saurashtra and Kutch region of Gujarat, covering Bhavnagar, Rajkot and Ahmedabad divisions of Western Railway. The most vulnerable to this cyclone are sections of Veraval-Junagad, Rajkot-Okha, Porbandar-Kanalus, and Viramgam–Gandhidham-Bhuj.
Disaster management room has been made operational at Western Railway headquarters and at divisional headquarters at Bhavnagar, Rajkot, and Ahmedabad, with round the clock manning by officials of operating, engineering, mechanical, electrical, commercial, S&T and RPF departments.
Additionally, a control office has also been made operational at Gandhidham. Hotlines between HQ disaster control and divisional disaster control will ensure smooth functioning. A close liaison is being maintained by divisional officers for regular updates with IMD and State Government.