In wake of cyclone ‘Titli’, at least 16 trains have been cancelled and several others rescheduled by the East Coast Railway (ECoR).
It was said that the decision had to be taken in view of the fact that tracks had gone submerged in many places following heavy rain triggered by cyclone Titli.
The water on the railway track in Berhampur-Palasa section, submerged since last night, is yet to recede, said sources.
Likewise, the water level has touched the danger mark at a bridge between Ichhapuram and Jhadpudi stations in Berhampur-Palasa railway section, it was informed.
Therefore, several trains have been cancelled, diverted and rescheduled today.
Among the 16 trains cancelled are 12893 Chennai-Bhubaneswar Express from Chennai, 22819/22820 Bhubaneswar-Visakhapatnam-Bhubaneswar Inter City Express from both the directions, 22873 Digha Visakhapatnam from Digha, 22801 Visakhapatnam-Chennai Express from Visakhapatnam.>