Western Railway has taken various measures considering the alertness for ‘VAYU’ cyclone over Gujarat. Various safety and security precautions for passengers are taken in prone areas of Veraval, Okha, Porbandar, Bhavnagar, Bhuj and Gandhidham.
As a precautionary measure all the passenger and Mail/Exp trains to these stations are being short terminated or cancelled after 6 pm of 12.06.19 to morning of 14.06.19. The coaching stock presently available at depots and station yards at coastal areas are being shifted to safe places.
In addition special trains with six to ten coaches each will be formed and kept ready at nearest safe location to be moved in emergency conditions. WR HQ office and Divisions have been instructed for better coordination with state authorities for passenger convenience. Round the clock manning of Emergency control office at HQ and at Divisional level by Officers of concerned departments for immediate relief arrangement.
WR decided to run one special train each from Gandhidham, Bhavnagar, Porbandar, Veraval and Okha to evacuate all persons from respective areas. All Railway authorities at concerned divisions and HQs including Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd (DFCCIL) and Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd (RVNL) have been instructed to provide adequate man power, material along with required machinery like JCBs, tree cutters, water tanks, tractors, generators etc and to be in readiness for any assistance as and when needed. These authorities have also been instructed to maintain constant communication with respective field officials to ensure necessary immediate action.