Restoration works in Naupada-Gunupur section are in full swing
Rayagada: The Severe cyclonic storm Titli that hit over West-Central Bay of Bengal, damaged the Naupada-Gunupur section of Waltair Division.
The storm uprooted several huge trees and heavy sudden inundation of rain water lead to wash out of railway infrastructure at several places in Naupada-Gunupur line.
About half kilometer track was completely washed out and station buildings at Parlakhemundi, Pathapatnam, Naupada were damaged. Signal poles and station equipment were damaged.
Due to the heavy rain fall and uproot of trees all the roads were blocked and communication was completely damaged.
Railway authorities immediately rushed to the site and started restoration works on war footing.
More than 300 work force apart from Railway teams including Track Specialists, Bridge Engineers, Singnal and Telecom engineers were engaged in the restoration works.
It is estimated that about Rs 3.5 crores loss incurred due to damage of Railway infrastructure in this section.
Divisional Railway Manager Shri Mukul Saran Mathur inspected the cyclone affected areas to assess the damage and also interacted with the railway employees and their family members residing in the Railway colonies.
The restoration team has already brought back 300 mts track and the restoration works will likely to be completed by October 21 and the train services will commence immediately after the restoration of entire section.