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Battered by Cyclone Yaas, Indian Railways starts restoration work in full swing; details

The past few days were really challenging for Indian Railways as Cyclone ‘Yaas’ affected various railway services. From cancellation of several special trains to little damages on railway property, the national transporter was affected by the cyclonic storm.

However, Indian Railways has already started the restoration work. According to the Railway Ministry, the restoration work by the East Coast Railway zone is currently in full swing after Cyclone Yaas. Indian Railways claimed that there has been no major damage on rail track, signal, OHE, quarters from any place. Besides, the national transporter has provided food and shelter to needy people at station circulating areas.

Meanwhile, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal reviewed the operational performance of Indian Railways’ zones and divisions with the Chairman and CEO Railway Board, General Managers as well as Divisional Railway Managers. According to Goyal, during the last 14 months, the national transporter has demonstrated a high moral strength and ability to rise despite the covid crisis. The Railway Minister directed the railway officials and authorities to go aggressively for complete utilization of record Capex allocation.

According to the ministry, completion of railway infrastructure works would create employment opportunities, especially in challenging Covid times.

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