NR clears 25,000 flood victims passengers
UDHAMPUR: Northern Railway (NR) has made special arrangements to clear flood affected persons from Katra, Udhampur , Jammu and Delhi area free of charge by running special trains, attaching additional coaches and by regular trains . As many as 25,000 flood affected persons have been cleared by the regular trains, special trains or by attaching extra coaches to regular trains so far.
A special train was run from Jammu Tawi to Indore via New Delhi to clear stranded passengers on 11th Sep 2014. Two special trains were run from Udhampur to Lucknow, one from Udhampur to Amritsar yesterday and a special train departed for Ambala from Udhampur today to clear the stranded passengers. Free EFT are being issued to the flood affected persons at Jammu-Tawi, Udhampur, Katra, Anand Vihar Terminal, Delhi Jn. and New Delhi stations for their onward journey by trains.
The flood affected passengers arriving at Delhi Jn., New Delhi and Anand Vihar Terminal from Jammu and Kashmir are being cleared from Delhi by trains. Yesterday Northern Railway cleared around 600 passengers from Anand Vihar Terminal for Islampur, Allahabad, Araria Cantt, Bettiah, Katihar, Lalganj, Narkatiaganj, Purania, Kiahanganj, Darbhanga,Bugha,Malda Town and Jogbani by Jansadharan, Sampark Kranti, Lichhavi Express and Vikramshila Express trains.
Northern Railway along with NGOs and Gurudwaras has made arrangements to provide eatables and food free of cost to the flood affected passengers at these stations. Railway doctors alongwith medical teams are attending to the flood victims.
Delhi Division of Northern Railway has made special arrangements for evacuees from J and K. Exclusive waiting rooms have been earmarked for their use at New Delhi Station. In case of onward journey requirement from New Delhi and any other assistance, passengers can contact Station Manager at his Phone No 9717648892 and Deputy Station Manager on 9717631960. Help Desks have also been set up at Jammu, Udhampur, Katra Railway Stations for the convenience of the passengers. A special Help Desk of railways has also been set up at T-3 Terminal Indira Gandhi Nation Airport, New Delhi to guide and facilitate passengers about rail journey.