Hyderabad: The violent anti-Agnipath protest at Secunderabad railway station on Friday and fears of similar protest at major railway stations in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday led to cancellation of several trains.
The railway authorities also partially canceled or diverted or rescheduled some trains.
According to the South Central Railway (CSR), the canceled trains include Trivandrum Central – Secunderabad Sabari Express, Manmad – Secunderabad Ajanta Express, Shirdi Sainagar – Secunderabad Express, Danapur – Secunderabad Express, , Shalimar – Secunderabad Express, Visakhapatnam – Guntur Simhadri Express, Guntur – Visakhapatnam Simhadri Express, AKSR Bengaluru – Danapur Sangamitra Express, Danapur – KSR Bengaluru Sanghamitra Express, Secunderabad-Darbanga, Dabanga-Secunderabad, MGR Chennai Central-Chappar and Patna-Purna Express.
Danapur-KSR Bangalore City, Patliputra-Yesvantpur, Yesvantpur-Patliputra and Yesvantpur-Bhagalpur were also canceled.
Kakinada Port – Visakhapatnam MEMU and Visakhapatnam – Kakinada Port MEMU were also canceled on Saturday.
The SCR authorities also announced cancellation of MMTS or suburban local trains in Greater Hyderabad. Six MMTS services between Lingampalli Aand Falaknuma and Falaknuma and Lingampalli were canceled.
As Visakhapatnam station was shut to prevent any protest, Hyderabad-Visakhapatnam train was partially canceled between Duvvada and Visakhapatnam.
Kacheguda – Visakhapatnam and Secunderabad – Visakhapatnam were partially canceled between Duvvada and Visakhapatnam. Machilipatnam – Visakhapatnam was partially canceled between Anakapalle- Visakhapatnam. Visakhapatnam – Machilipatnam was canceled between Visakhapatnam-Ankapalle. Similarly Tirupati – Visakhapatnam was partially canceled between Ankapalle- Visakhapatnam and Visakhapatnam – Tirupati canceled between Visakhapatnam – Ankapalle. Mumbai LTT-Visakhapatnam Partially canceled between Duvvada – Visakhapatnam, Cuddapah – Visakhapatnam partially canceled between Duvvada – Visakhapatnam
Rescheduled trains include Secunderabad – Danapur, Secunderabad – Manguru and Kakinada Port-SNSI.
A SCR official said though train services resumed from Secunderabad station from Friday evening, the burning or damage of coaches by impacted running of few trains.