SCR cancels all MMTS and local trains, 12 express trains and 25 passenger trains
Patrolling has been stepped up on the city outskirts and ‘identified’ pockets where miscreants could target private properties ahead of the Telangana March called by the Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC) on Sunday.
Notwithstanding the repeated assertions by the march organisers that it would be a peaceful one, police are not leaving anything to chance. They anticipate that city buses and RTC buses coming from the districts might be torched or damaged in the early hours and, similarly, private buses parked in lanes could be attacked.
Railway properties too could be in focus for those who would like to create trouble, say police. Apparently after the police sounded an alert, the South Central Railway (SCR) cancelled all MMTS and local trains in the twin cities. The SCR has also cancelled 12 express trains and 25 passenger trains, in addition to regulating the operation of two express trains and five passenger trains.
Intelligence agencies anticipate that some left parties and student organisations supporting the March could resort to violence, but such instances could be heavily localised.
The police have already sounded a note of caution and asked occupants of some business establishments to cover their buildings with plastic nets to minimise damage in stone-hurling.
List of cancelled trains
The MMTS services cancelled include all round trips between Falaknuma and Lingampally, Falaknuma and Hyderabad via Secunderabad, and Hyderabad and Lingampally.
The suburban train services running between Falaknuma and Umdanagar, Umdanagar/Falaknuma and Secunderabad, and between Secunderabad and Bolarum/ Medchal/ Manoharabad will also remain cancelled.
The Express services cancelled include round trips of Bhagyanagar Express between Balharshah and Secunderabad, Golconda Express between Guntur and Secunderabad, Palnadu Express between Guntur and Vikarabad, Telangana Express between Secunderabad and Sirpur-Kagaznagar, the Express between Hyderabad and Bellampalli, and Thungabhadra Express between Secunderabad and Kurnool Town.
The passenger trains cancelled include those between Bolarum and Hyderabad, Vikarabad and Kacheguda, Secundearbad and Vikarabad, Tandur and Hyderabad, Hyderabad and Parbhani, Mirzapalli and Kacheguda, Secunderabad and Mirzapalli, Kacheguda and Mahabubnagar, Kurnool Town and Kacheguda, Secunderabad and Medchal, Medchal and Kacheguda, Bodhan and Mahabubnagar, Mahabubnagar and Kacheguda, Nanded and Kacheguda, Warangal and Hyderabad, Hyderabad and Kazipet, Nadikudi and Miryalguda, Miryalguda and Kacheguda, and Secunderabad and Manuguru.
These apart, the Kacheguda-Akola Intercity Express will be partially cancelled between Kacheguda and Nanded.
The passenger train between Hyderabad and Purna will be cancelled between Hyderabad and Vikarabad, the Gulbarga-Hyderabad passenger between Tandur and Hyderabad, the Secunderabad-Repalle passenger between Secunderabad and Nadikudi, and Kacheguda-Guntur passenger between Kacheguda and Kurnool Town. The return trips will also remain cancelled between the said destinations.