Several trains were canceled in the East Coast region after a train accident in Odisha on Friday. The canceled trains include those traveling from two Telugu states. The Vijayawada Division of South Central Railway has released the details of canceled trains, which include Howrah-Secunderabad (12703), Shalimar-Hyderabad (18045), and Howrah-Tirupati (20889).
The Railway Department has released helpline numbers for those affected by the cancellations in Telugu states. The numbers are Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad: 040 – 27788516, Vijayawada Railway Station: 0866 – 2576924, Rajahmundry Railway Station: 0883 – 2420541, Renigunta Railway Station: 9949198414, and Tirupati Railway Station: 7815915571.
The AP Disaster Management Organization has also released emergency helpline numbers for those affected by the accident. They are Odisha, Balasore: 06782-262286, Vijayawada: 0866 2576924, Rajahmundry: 08832420541, Samarlakota: 7780741268, Nellore: 08612342028, Ongole: 7815909489, Gudur: 08624250795, and Eluru: 08812232267.
Family members of Telugu passengers are worried about their safety after the accident. Prime Minister Modi, leaders of Congress, and AP CM Jagan expressed their condolences to their families. CM Jagan has also inquired about the details of the passengers and constituted a panel to visit Odisha.
Trains have been canceled, diverted or rescheduled due to the accident. Details can be found on the Twitter handle of DRM Vijayawada (@drmvijayawada).