Finally, after a gruelling struggle against all odds, the rail traffic between Rayagada and Theruvali has been restored with some restrictions. The speed on the approach of the bridges is restricted to 10 kmph with extreme cautious lookout for any warning sign.
Work on the pillars of the bridge still continuing. Hundreds of labourers and dozens of machines are on the job. The traffic resumption has been done due to large number of trains getting cancelled/run on diverted routes, etc. Still, we cannot say that normal train operations have resumed.
One bridge is lying damaged and the other one has just been made fit enough to run with highly restricted speed. Not all trains will be able to pass through the route as the route capacity to run trains has got squeezed.
Some trains may remain cancelled for some time while some other trains may be run on diverted routes. A few important trains will, however, resume service now. Situation under watch. Position being updated from the site regularly.
General Manager Sri Umesh Singh, who was camping there continuously, left the site only after the first engine trial on the repaired bridge was done successfully.
CANCELLATION & SHORT TERMINATION OF TRAINS
TRAINS TO REMAIN CANCELLED TILL FURTHER ADVICE
01.58527/58528 Raipur-Visakhapatnam-Raipur Passenger
02.58529/58530 Durg-Visakhapatnam-Durg Passenger
03.58301/58302 Sambalpur-Koraput-Sambalpur Passenger
04.18301/18302 Sambalpur-Rayagada-Sambalpur Inter City
05.18107/18108 Rourkela-Koraput-Rourkela Express
06.18211/18212 Durg-Jagadalpur-Durg Express from Durg
07.58131/58132 Rourkela-Puri-Rourkela Passenger
DIVERSION OF TRAINS VIA BILASPUR-RAIPUR-NAGPUR-BALLHARSA TILL FURTHER ADVICE:
01.12835/12836 Hatia-Ernakulam-Hatia Express from both the directions.
02.12376/12375 Asansol-Chennai-Asansol from both the directions.
03.12889/12890 Tata-Yesvantpur-Tata Express from both the directions.
04.18637/18638 Hatia-Yesvantpur-Hatia Express from both the directions.
05.22837/22838 Hatia-Ernakulam-Hatia Express from both the directions.
06.18111/18112 Tata-Yesvantpur-Tata Express from both the directions.
SHORT TERMINATION/ORIGIN TILL FURTHER ADVICE:
01.18005 Howrah-Jagadalpur Samaleswari Express will be short terminated at Titlagarh.
02.18006 Jagadalpur-Howrah from Titlagarh instead of Jagadalpur
Services 18005/18006 Howrah-Jagadalpur-Howrah Samaleswari Express will remain cancelled from both the directions till further advice.