SER undertakes precautionary measures for cyclone Bulbul

Kolkata: South Eastern Railway (SER) has taken all-out measures to combat severe cyclonic storm Bulbul, which may hit the coastal areas of Bay of Bengal.

As a result, SER has taken elaborate precautionary measures, which include functioning of Emergency Control at SER headquarters and divisions round the clock till the crisis is over.

All departments involved in train operations have been kept in high alert including Disaster Management Team to overcome any forthcoming eventuality which impairs the train movement.

All stations in Kharagpur–Bhadrak section under Kharagpur Division as well as other stations within the radius of cyclone Bulbul have been alerted, said a statement on Saturday.

Electrical Break Down cars with equipment of tree cutting, manned by a team of experts including engineering staff have been kept in readiness.

The SER deputed the patrolmen (watchmen) at bridges on rivers prone to flooding and landslide areas. Medical teams at strategic locations are also kept on high alert.

Minute to minute monitoring is going on all over the railway system. Officers at the apex level are reviewing the situation in Head Quarters & Divisions and keeping in touch with IMD (Indian Meteorological Department) on an hourly basis.

If the situation moves grim and severe, train services may be regulated considering the safety of the passengers, the statement said.