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Waltair Division on Mission to Tackle the Impending Cyclone Jawad


Waltair Division geared up its entire men and machinery to face the ravage of impending cyclone Jawad. We are in close coordination with National Disaster Response Force, AP state Disaster Rapid Action Force, fire department personnel and District administration for swift rescue and relief operations.

All possible measures have been taken to combat the challenge with approaching cyclonic storm Jawad.

• In view of the Jawad cyclone, keeping in view the evolving weather conditions, more than 95 train services running over Waltair Divisin and East coast Railway were cancelled. Besides, in order to prevent loss of life and damage to property, the Safety Department has also reiterated Disaster Management guidelines.

• Divisional emergency control setup for monitoring the situation in constant touch with all stations over the Division and adjacent Divisions. To monitor and plan for any contingency, divisions and zones are in constant touch with state governments.

• Emergency response teams like Medical Relief Vans, Accident Relief Trains and Tower Wagons are put on high alert and readiness for immediate turnout in case of any contingency.

• Special intensive patrolling of vulnerable sections and locations are carried out.

• At vulnerable sections, wind speeds are being constantly monitored. As per instructions, speed restrictions of train movement are being imposed.

• All vulnerable areas, as well as crucial bridges, are being monitored constantly by Engineering wings. Also, relief material has been kept at convenient locations for quick response.

• Sufficient stock of essential commodities, drinking water and other packed food items kept at stations in the affected region to tackle the situation.

• In view of the cyclone, a Disaster Management Cell has been opened from 15.00hrs 03.12.2021. Help Desks are also being operated at major stations in the affected area to guide and help the passengers during the disaster management.


The Division is in touch with State Meteorological departments and is taking action accordingly.

Help Desk at Visakhapatnam: 0891- 2744619; 2746330; 2746344; 2746338
Help Desk at Vizianagaram: 08922-221202; 221206, 8500358610
Help Desk at Srikakulam Road: 0892-286213, 286245, 8500359367
Help Desk at Naupada Railway Station: 83520, 85959, 8500172878
Help Desk at Rayagada Railway Station: 06856-223400, 223500

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