09 May 2019
Bhubaneswar: Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today informed that the target to resume all train services to Puri was set to 12th May (Sunday). He relayed this information after reviewing the post cyclone FANI restoration of Railway establishment and resumption of train services with East Coast Railway General Manager Vidya Bhusan and other senior level Railway Officials.
Pradhan greatly appreciated the Disaster Management Planning and action taken by Railway authorities like pre-cyclone steps, evacuation of Tourists by Special Trains and the speedy post cyclone restoration process.
He also directed immediate steps to be taken for proper cleaning and Housekeeping at Puri, Bhubaneswar and Khurda Road Railway Stations, including in the areas near the approach Roads to the Stations.
Apart from this, the authorities were also asked to keep in mind the upcoming Rath Yatra at Puri and make proper preparations. Immediate steps on war footing should be initiated to provide Platform Shelters at Bhubaneswar, Puri and Khurda Road Railway Stations which have been badly affected, advised Pradhan.
Station areas should serve as a Shelter for people of nearby areas who have been badly affected by the cyclone and accordingly facilities of Drinking Water, Charging Points, neat & clean Washrooms should be ready, he added.