6 January 2017

Goods Train derailment at Wihirgaon station on Kazipet – Balharshah Section. Train Services affected. Helpline Numbers Set up

A Coal laden Goods Train proceeding towards Balharshah derailed at Wihirgaon station on Kazipet – Balharshah section, about
30 kms before Balharshah station on South Central Railway at around 01.00 hrs today i.e., 6th January, 2017. Train services in the section have been affected in both Up and Down directions.
Restoration measures have been immediately taken up on war footing. Shri A K Gupta, Additional General Manager, South Central Railway is monitoring the measures from the Disaster Control Room activated at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad. Senior Railway Officials including Divisional Railway Manager, Secunderabad Division and Chief Operations Manager, SCR have also rushed to the spot.
Cranes of 140 Tonnes capacity have been dispatched from Kazipet and Nagpur to take up the restoration work at the site. Accident Relief Trains (ART) have been rushed from Kazipet and Balharshah to the spot.
Helpline counters and Helpline Phones have been set up at all major Railway stations including Kazipet, Warangal, Khammam, Sirpurkagaznagar, Ramagundam, Manchiryal etc., to provide information to passengers on Train movements.

Helpline Numbers At:-
1. Secunderabad Railway Station : 040-27786170, 27700868,
27786539, 27788889
2. Khammam Railway Station : 08742 – 224541
3. Kazipet Railway Station : 0870 – 2576430, 2576226
4. Warangal Railway Station : 0870 – 2426232
5. Sirpurkagaznagar Railway Station: 08738238717
6.Vijayawada Railway Station : 0866 - 2575038
8. Helpline at chennai central  : 04429015206