Andhra floods damage highway, rail routes, several trains cancelled – Amaravati News
Railway authorities introduced cancellation of 42 trains on the Chennai-Vijayawada grand trunk route. While several different trains have been partially cancelled or diverted.
The motion of trains got here to a standstill because the railway tracks have been submerged in Nellore district, one of many 4 districts hit by floods.
According to the South Central Railway (SCR), the trains have been cancelled resulting from heavy influx of water between Nellore – Padugupadu part of Vijayawada Division and Razampet-Nandalur of Guntakal Division.
The cancelled trains embody Visakhapatnam-Kadapa, Tirupati-Hazrat Nizamuddin, Chennai Central-CST Mumbai, Tirupati-Nizamabad, Chittoor-Kacheguda, Chennai Central-LTT Mumbai, Tirupati-Kolhapur, Gudur-Secunderabad, Vijayawada-Chennai Central, Kakinada Town-Tirupati, Adilabad- H. S. Nanded, Lingampalli-Tirupati, Hyderabad-Tambaram, Hyderabad-Chennai Central, Secunderabad-Gudur, Secunderabad-Tirupati and Tirupati-Adilabad.
The floods resulting from overflowing Somasila reservoir broken the Chennai-Kolkata National Highway-16 in Nellore district.
The freeway needed to be closed down for visitors following a heavy breach of highway at Padugupadu and likewise close to Nellore city.
The visitors between Nellore and Vijayawada has been suspended, leaving a whole lot of automobiles stranded for 5 kilometers on both aspect. Officials stated visitors on one aspect was restored within the afternoon.
Vehicles from Tirupati to Srikalhasti have been diverted at Tottembedu, main to large visitors jam on the nationwide freeway.
Police have been advising motorists to divert their automobiles via Kadapa, Pamuru and Darsi.
With bus providers suspended, a whole lot of passengers have been caught within the Nellore bus station.
Hundreds of prepare and bus passengers have been additionally stranded within the flood-hit Chittoor, Kadapa and Anantapur districts.
Meanwhile, there was no respite for individuals in temple city of Tirupati as several residential areas remained inundated.
Heavy rains and floods have thus far claimed 24 lives within the 4 districts whereas 17 individuals went lacking.
Kadapa district has accounted for 13 deaths whereas seven deaths have been reported from Anantapur and 4 from Chittoor.
According to officers, practically 24 lakh individuals have been affected by the floods. A complete of 1,316 villages have been hit by the heavy rains. The rains and floods broken 1,549 homes.
The authorities evacuated practically 21,000 individuals and arrange 243 reduction camps.
The pure calamity has broken agriculture and horticulture crops over 6.33 lakh acres.