Tracks restored at Kacheguda station
A day after the collision between Lingampally-Faluknama MMTS and Secunderabad-Kurnool Hundry Express, the railway track has been restored for normal...
Kacheguda: A day after the collision between Lingampally-Faluknama MMTS and Secunderabad-Kurnool Hundry Express, the railway track has been restored for normal rail traffic at Kacheguda Railway Station.
After the mishap, SCR railway staffers from various engineering departments undertook works since Monday to clear the derailed coaches of the MMTS train to complete restoration of the railway line and help resume rail traffic via Kacheguda.
The works were completed by Tuesday morning and the track has been declared fit for normal rail traffic with speed restrictions on both up and down lines at Kacheguda Yard, officials said. Consequently, the long-distance express train services will be running on normal route from Kacheguda towards Kurnool side, officials added.
Meanwhile, the departure timings of the following two trains from Kacheguda have been revised. While Train No 12785 Kacheguda-Mysuru train will leave at 10.05 pm instead of 7.05 pm, Train No 17603 Kacheguda-Yesvantpur train will leave at 11.05 pm instead of 9.05 pm.
Explaining the situation PA Pushparaj, Station Director Kacheguda shared, "The tracks were ready this morning, but the trains started running after 12 pm. Long distance trains and express train services resumed in normal route from Kacheguda towards Kurnool side from Tuesday." "The derailed trains have been moved to the Kacheguda and Falaknuma car sheds and the MMTS trains on Lingampally - Falaknuma route will be resumed from 3pm today," he added further.
The station which witnesses a footfall of around 30,000 passengers everyday wore a deserted look as there were hardly any passengers seen due to closure of the railway line.
The Kacheguda Railway Station connects Hyderabad city with MMTS Rail Transit, and localities like Barkatpura, Chaderghat, Narayanguda, Secunderabad and Begumpet are accessible from this station.