A day after rain water brought the complete rail network between the southern and the eastern part of the country to a standstill, the day was spent in massive restoration work, one of the biggest in South Central Railway with 750 personnel being rushed from various places.
By the end of the day, rail lines between Vijayawada-Gudur-Chennai, Gudur-Renigunta and Renigunta-Gooty sectors became operational. Ravindra Gupta, general manager, SCR monitored restoration works at dislocation spots till in the Guntakal division, which was the worst-affected for the past three days due to heavy rainfall.
A total of 12,600 bags of sand, 4,600 cubic metres of ballast, boulders, cement and quarry dust were transported to the work spots for plugging the breached bank slips and strengthening the embankments at all the affected locations. “The restoration work taken up by SCR on a massive scale led to making the rail sections of Gudur-Renigunta, Renigunty-Gooty and Gudur-Nellore operational in a record time,“ said SCR in a statement.