Press Esc to close
Tuesday 02 September 2014
News updated at 10:53 PM IST
Weather
Max: 27°C
Min : 20°C
In Bangalore
Generally cloudy

Special train services to continue

New Delhi, June 20, 2013, DHNS:

Despite the special trains to rescue tourists from flood hit Uttarakhand not bringing significant number of passengers, the Railways on Thursday have decided to continue the rescue plans with the hope that it would be prepared to handle any surging crowd in future.

Railways on Thursday ran special trains to Ambala, Delhi and Lucknow from Rishikesh, Haridwar and Dehradun, but very few passengers boarded these trains.

Railway sources said that new minister Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday reviewed the steps taken by the ministry in a meeting with top officials at Rail Bhavan. Northern Railways has been entrusted to implement the elaborate rescue and evacuation plan prepared by the ministry.


“In addition to running special trains, we are sending extra racks. Whenever there is a need to deploy a train for a particular destination, we can decide that without difficulty,” said a top official.

“Our special trains are carrying very few passengers as people are stranded in areas which have become inaccessible. We are also not aware of the profile passengers -where they want to go,” the official added. 

Deploying senior officers at important places including Haridwar, Rishikesh, Dehradun and New Delhi is one of the steps taken by the Railways as part of the rescue efforts.
The officers will coordinate with state authorities and manage despatching of passengers by train.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
England's Steven Finn survives a run out attempt

England's Steven Finn survives a run out attempt

President Pranab Mukherjee at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine on Tuesday. J & K Governor NN Vohra is...

President Pranab Mukherjee at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine on Tuesday. J & K Governor NN Vohra is...

India's Ravindra Jadeja celebrates after bowling England's Eoin Morgan

India's Ravindra Jadeja celebrates after bowling England's Eoin Morgan

Shuttler PV Sindhu, bronze medalist at World Badminton Championship, speaking to the media with ...

Shuttler PV Sindhu, bronze medalist at World Badminton Championship, speaking to the media with ...

England's Chris Woakes, right, is run out for 10 runs...

England's Chris Woakes, right, is run out for 10 runs...

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, right, watches Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt bowl during a...

Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh, right, watches Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt bowl during a...

Dhoni And Jos Buttler at the fourth one-day international cricket match...

Dhoni And Jos Buttler at the fourth one-day international cricket match...

A devotee carries a statue of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, to be immersed into...

A devotee carries a statue of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, to be immersed into...

Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after scoring a century against England during the fourth One Day...

Ajinkya Rahane celebrates after scoring a century against England during the fourth One Day...

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh presents a bat signed by him to Olympic Gold Medalist sprinter Usain...

Cricketer Yuvraj Singh presents a bat signed by him to Olympic Gold Medalist sprinter Usain...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523