Cyclone Titli: Ichchapuram bridge in Andhra Pradesh certified fit for trains
The 'very severe' cyclonic storm Titli, which hit coastal areas of northern Andhra Pradesh, leaving eight people dead and several injured also affected rail and road transport in the state. Trains to and fro the coastal towns were cancelled on Thursday because of the rising water levels. There was danger looming around Bridge 1052 near Ichchapuram town as water levels had breached the danger mark.
On Friday, the CPRO East Coast Railway said that the Bridge 1052 near Ichchapuram has been certified fit as the storm weakend. “Bridge 1052 near Ichchapuram on which water was flowing above danger level since yesterday has been certified fit. Hopefully, trains will run smoothly now, unless there is a fresh round of heavy rainfall like yesterday evening,” CPRO East Coast Railway said.
Bridge 1052 near Ichchapuram on which water was flowing above danger level since yesterday has been certified fit. Hopefully, trains will run smoothly now, unless there is a fresh round of heavy rainfall like yesterday evening: CPRO East Coast Railway #CycloneTitli #AndhraPradesh pic.twitter.com/DgIn8sB5pn— ANI (@ANI) October 12, 2018
The deadly storm, which uprooted trees and electric poles, damaging hutments in Odisha's Ganjam and Gajapati districts, claimed one life so far in the state.
In the wake of the disaster, 13 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in vulnerable areas along with fire brigade personnel. Over three lakh people have been moved to safe places which helped avoid loss of life in the calamity. The evacuees are housed in 1,112 shelters where food and sanitation facilities are available.