Special Correspondent

HYDERABAD: South Central Railway has appealed to the general public and agitators registering their protest on various issues not to damage railway property to vent their ire.

In a press release, SCR General Manager M.S. Jayanth said there were two incidents of rail coaches being burnt on Friday at Tirupati, while three diesel multiple units (DMU) of a passenger train were torched at Rajahmundry. The total loss on account of these incidents was Rs. 5 crore.

He urged the public to discourage any miscreant activity and also asked them to call officials of the RPF in case they came to know any information. The numbers include 040-27833366 (Headquarters), 040-27820725 (Secunderabad), 040-27820751 (Hyderabad), 0866-2573265 (Vijayawada), 08552-229534 (Guntakal), 0863-2330761 (Guntur) and 02462-223246 (Nanded).

Train cancelled

Another press release stated that train no. 8646 Hyderabad-Howrah East Coast Express, scheduled to leave Hyderabad at 10 a.m. on Sunday was cancelled for want of rakes. Also, train no. 2764 Secunderabad-Tirupati Padmavathi Express scheduled to leave at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday was rescheduled to leave at 9.30 p.m.