09 November 2019
Bhubaneswar: As severe cyclonic storm 'Bulbul' is to hit the coastal area of Bay of Bengal in next few hours, the South Eastern Railway (SER) has taken all out measures to combat the menace.
SER has taken elaborate precautionary measures, which include functioning of Emergency Control at its headquarters and divisions round the clock till the crisis is over. All departments involved in trains operations have been kept in high alert including Disaster Management Team to overcome any forthcoming eventuality which impairs train movement.
All stations in Kharagpur–Bhadrak section under Kharagpur Division as well as other stations within the radius of 'Bulbul have been alerted. Electrical Break Down cars with equipments of tree cutting, manned by team of experts including engineering staff have been kept in readiness.
Patrol Men (Watchmen) are deputed at bridges on rivers prone to flooding and land slide areas. Medical team at strategic locations are also keep in high alert. Minute to minute monitoring is going on all over the railway system.
Officers at Apex level are reviewing the situation in Head Quarters & Divisions and keeping in touch with IMD (India Meteorological Department) in hourly basis. If situation moves grim and severe, train services may be regulated considering the safety of the passengers.