Numerous trains have been canceled, diverted, and short-terminated as a result of the train accident that occurred between Kantakapalli and Alamanda on the Waltair Division mainline, severely disrupting rail services. In the Vizianagaram-Srikakulam region, disruptions in train services led to an extraordinary demand for bus services, which left passengers looking for other ways to get about.
50–60 buses often run in the Vizianagaram–Srikakulam region. However, in order to handle the increased demand, an extra 50–60 buses have been dispatched due to the abrupt cancellation and diversion of trains. Every bus is jam-packed, with people loitering close to the doors.
The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) dispatched eighteen more buses in response to the emergency, enabling the prompt transfer of injured passengers to medical facilities.
The region’s Deputy Divisional Traffic Control Manager (DTCM), Gandi Satyanarayana, voiced his worries on the growing demand for buses. “The demand is exceptionally high, and it is expected that the rush will continue in the afternoon,” he said. In order to accommodate the increase in demand, transportation officials are kindly asking commuters to be patient and cooperative.