Divertion of PRASANTI Express, Chennai Asansol Superfast Express, Falaknuma Superfast Express, Partial Cancellation of Machilipatnam / Narasapur Visakhapatnam Passenger & Special Trains run by ECoR
Trains Cancelled / Partially Cancelled / Diverted / Rescheduled due to overflowing of rain water above danger level at a Railway Bridge o­n Thandava River between Tuni-Gullipadu
More Helpline Numbers Provided for Public Information In view of Changes In Train Services
Steps Taken by SCR to Minimise Inconvenience to Passengers in View of Disruption to Train Services Between Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam Due to Heavy Floods
Alleppy-Dhanbad, Nagavali, & Yesvantapur Hatia Express Diverted Due to flowing of Water over Railway Bridge Between Tuni and Gullipadu Section
Trains Diverted Due to flowing of Water over Railway Bridge Between Tuni and Gullipadu Section
Santragachi-Chennai-Santragachi Special Train Extended for Eight more Services
SCR Extends Secunderabad-Jaipur-Secunderabad Special Train For Eight more Services
SCR Observes ‘Vigilance Awareness Week’
Machilipatnam-Yesvantapur Express to stop at Narasaraopet
Special Trains between Visakhapatnam Secunderabad, Karimnagar Tirupati, Visakhapatnam Shiridi Sai Nagar, Visakhapatnam Chennai and Indore Yesvantapur
Tirupati Karimnagar Express Inaugurated and Jammikunta Adarsh Station Inaugurated
Trains Cancelled / Partially Cancelled / Diverted / Regulated Due to Road Under Bridge Work in Nanded Division
Special Ticket Checking Drives conducted by Secunderabad Division
A/C Special Trains Between Kakinada Town and Secunderabad Via Tanuku, Bhimavaram, Gudivada
SCR sets up Exclusive Contact Numbers for Fire Prevention Alert
Cancellation of Trains Due to Track Maintenance Works On Tirupati-Renigunta-Gudur Section
Monthly Combined MMTS / APSRTC Ticket Fares to be Increased
Special Trains Between Secunderabad-Tirupati and Tirupati-Karimnagar
South Central Railway to Run Fourteen Dussera / Diwali Special Trains Between Nanded and Surat
Six Special Trains between Chennai and Shalimar Via Gudur, Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam
Two Special Trains Between Bangalore and Santragachi
Twelve Super Fast Deepawali AC Special Trains Between Secunderabad and Mumbai LTT
“Science Express-Biodiversity Special-Fifth Phase” To Put Up Exhibitions on SCR
Eighteen Special Trains Between Jammu Tawi and H.S.Nanded
Eight Superfast Special Trains Between Visakhapatnam and Sainagar Shirdi
Levy of Service Tax on AC and First Class Rail Passengers from 1st October 2012
Levy of Service Tax on Transportation of Goods by Rail from 1st October 2012
Twenty Eight Special Trains Between Visakhapatnam and Nanded Via Vijayawada
Dismantling of Staircases on Platforms of Secunderabad Railway Station for Installation of Escalators
Miraj-Parli Vaijnath Passenger Train Derailed Between Ghatnandur and Parli Vaijnath Stations
SCR to revise the Timings of 77687 Nizamabad-Kacheguda DEMU Passenger, 77614 Manoharabad-Secunderabad DEMU Passenger, 77688 Kacheguda-Nizambad DEMU Passenger, 77615 Secunderabad-Medchal DEMU Passenger & 57473 Kacheguda- Bodhan Passenger
SCR to revise the Timings of Secunderabad-Pune Shatabdi Express
SCR to Run Twelve Special Express Trains For Diwali Festival between Hyderabad - Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad - Santragachi, Aurangabad - Tirupati And Kacheguda - Bangaluru
SCR to run eight MMTS Special Trains on 29th and 30th September 2012 for Vinayaka Nimarjanam
SCR to revise the Timings of Gulbarga – Hyderabad Passenger Train
SCR To Run Four Special Trains Between Hyderabad and Santragachi during Dussehra Season
Sri K.H. Muniyappa, Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways Flags off New Intercity Express Between Bidar and Hyderabad
Fare of Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Duronto Express Does not Include Catering Charges
Train Services Cancelled on 4th September 2012
Rejoinder / Clarification on News Items on the Incident Involving Rajdhani Express Near Adoni on 24th August, 2012
Cancellation / Partial Cancelation of Trains Due to Track Maintenance Works on Vijayawada-Rajamundry-Kakinada and Vijayawada-Ongole-Gudur Sections
Cancellation / Short Termination / Rescheduling / Partially cancellation / Running of Special Services Due to Line Block Between Hussain Sagar and Secunderabad / Hyderabad due to Track Improvement Works
High Level Coordination Meeting Between SCR, GHMC, and HMRL Held on Various Developmental Works
SCR Introduces Token System at Passenger Reservation System Office at Secunderabad
SCR To Run Ten Special Trains Between Kacheguda And Banglore, Hyderabad And Visakhapatnam & Aurangabad And Tirupati
Surprise Check Against Ticketless Travel at Secunderabad Railway Station
South Central Railway to run special Trains between Hyderabad –Kollam-Hyderabad
South Central Railway extends the run of Jaipur-Secunderabad-Jaipur Special Train
Singareni Collieries Company Limited Pays Rs. 6.38 Crores to S.C.Railway for the Bhadrachalam Road – Sattupalli New Railway Line
SCR to Run Ten Special Trains Between Hyderabad – Kolhapur – Hyderabad
SCR Releases MMTS-Cum-Local Trains Pocket Time Table
Asanlol-Chennai Central Weekly Express introduced

A Brief up on the Fire Accident Involving Train No. 12622 New Delhi - Chennai Tamilnadu Express Near Nellore on 30th July 2012

An unfortunate fire accident occurred on Train No. 12622 New Delhi - Chennai Tamil Nadu Express near Nellore Railway Station on Vijayawada-Gudur Section of Vijayawada Division in the early hours at about 04.20am on 30th July, 2012. The fire occurred in S-11 Coach, which is situated 5th from the rear of the train. The fire was noticed by Station Master, Nellore while it was passing through and the train was brought to a halt immediately between Nellore and Vedayapalem stations. The fire was brought under control by 05 20 hrs. The remaining coaches of the train were isolated and the unaffected portion of the train was run toChennai. The burnt coach was cleared to Nellore Station. As per the latest information available, the rescue teams have retrieved 28 dead bodies( 19 Male, 6 Female and 3 Children) from the ill fated S-11 Coach and in addition 4 more bodies in unrecognizable condition have also been recovered.

Normal train traffic o­n the Nellore-Gudur section was restored and the trains regulated on the section started running by 07.45 hrs. Due to this accident, 6 Passengers trains were fully cancelled and 4 passenger trains were partially cancelled.

South Central Railway undertook concerted efforts with the active co-operation of the state government officials to organise immediate rescue and relief measures Prompt relief measures were taken up to minimize loss of lives and to provide necessarymedical attention. A Medical Relief Van and Accident Relief Train were immediately rushed to the spot from Bitragunta, while the fire brigade from Nellore reached the spot by 04.40 Hrs and brought the fire under control by 05.20 Hrs.Railway officials from Vijayawada Division led by Divisional Railway Manager reached the accident site too versee the rescue and relief operations.Sri G. N. Asthana, General Manager , South Central Railway and other Senior officials also proceeded to the spot by a special train from Secunderabad to monitor the situation.The District Collector and SP/ Nellore District and other local officials were amongst the first to reach the spot and join the rescue and relief efforts.

The Disaster Management Control Room of the Zone at Secunderabad was immediately activated and a team of Senior officers from various departments camped to constantly monitor the field situation and guide the relief operations. Information was disseminated o­n a continuous basis to the Media.

Help Lines were set up promptly - at Secunderabad, Vijayawada, Nellore and Warangal to enable the anxious kith and kin of the passengers to access information o­n the safety and condition of those travelling by the train.

The Help Line numbers are as follows:

Secunderabad - 040-27786723, 27700868

Nellore- 0861- 2345863, 2345864, 2345865, 2345866

Vijayawada-0866- 2576924, 2575038

Warangal-0870 -2426232, 09701371063

A special train from Chennai has been run, carrying the relatives and friends of the affected passengers, which reached Nellore station in the afternoon. Efforts are underway to identify the bodies of the deceased.

Railways have announced an enhanced Ex- gratia of Rs. 5 Lakhs to the kin of he deceased passengers, Rs. 1 Lakh to those grievously injured and Rs. 25,000 to the passengers with simple injuries.

A high level inquiry by the Commissioner of Railway Safety, South Central Circle has been ordered to investigate into the cause of this tragic Fire Accident. Shri Mukul Roy, Hon'ble Minister of Railways, Shri K.H. Muniyappa, Hon'ble Minister of State for Railways, Shri Vinay Mittal, Chairman, Railway Board 
and Shri Khulbhushan, Member Electrical, Railway Board have also rushed to Nellore to take stock of the situation and monitor the relief arrangements. They would also be visiting the injured passengers admitted in various hospitals at Nellore.
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