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PAP/Pithapuram (2 PFs)
పిఠాపురం     पिठापुरम

Track: Double Electric-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 2
Number of Halting Trains: 30
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Pithapuram, East Godavari District
State: Andhra Pradesh
Elevation: 17 m above sea level
Zone: SCR/South Central
Division: Vijayawada
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Nov 23 2013 (15:00)  Rail link to Kakinada a mirage (www.deccanchronicle.com)
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News Entry# 157721     
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Nov 23 2013 (3:08PM)
Station Tag: Visakhapatnam Junction/VSKP added by moderator**/12

Nov 23 2013 (3:08PM)
Station Tag: Vijayawada Junction/BZA added by moderator**/12

Nov 23 2013 (3:08PM)
Station Tag: Pithapuram/PAP added by moderator**/12

Nov 23 2013 (3:08PM)
Station Tag: Kakinada Town Junction/CCT added by moderator**/12

Posted by: Jayashree ❖ Amita*^  36756 news posts
Rajahmundry: The linking of district headquarters of Kakinada to the main railway line at Pithapuram is  progressing at a snail’s pace despite having acquired clearances more than one and a half decades ago. The project was cleared in 1998 for a distance of about 24 kilometres at a cost of Rs 40 crore in the rail budget during the NDA regime.  
According to sources, the proposal for the linking Kakinada with Pithapuram on the Vijayawada-Vizag main route  has been  pending since the  1960s when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the prime minister of the country. But the execution of the project is yet to be started despite assurances by the state government  of  providing  the required land.   
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reasons are being attributed for this delay. The first and foremost reason is said to be the  lack of efforts during the five year period from 1999-2004 when the Telugu Desam MP Mudragada Padmanabham was representing Kakinada.  
The project was kept live in the period by sanctioning token amounts. Things started moving only after 2004 when the present union human resources development minister M.M. Pallam Raju was elected from the constituency. His efforts are said to have paid dividends to some extent during 2004-09. It is said that the efforts did not materialise in the form of execution of the project  as the railways changed  its policy of sharing costs of project with the states concerned.   
Meanwhile, the project cost had escalated by two folds and by 2013 the cost had gone up to Rs120 crore.   
The East Godavari Rail Passengers Association president and South Central Railway zonal rail users consultative committee member Y. D. Rama Rao  believes  that the execution of the project is being delayed despite the consent of  Parliament and Railway Board. Rao demanded immediate efforts by all concerned to expedite  the execution of the project which is likely to fulfil the five decade old aspirations of the people of the area.
Oct 30 2013 (04:25)  Train, bus services hit in North Andhra (newindianexpress.com)
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Oct 30 2013 (6:37AM)
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Oct 30 2013 (6:36AM)
Station Tag: Vijayawada Junction/BZA added by moderator**/12

Oct 30 2013 (6:36AM)
Train Tag: Falaknuma SF Express/12703 added by moderator**/12
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Oct 30 2013 (6:36AM)
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Oct 30 2013 (6:36AM)
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Oct 30 2013 (6:35AM)
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Oct 30 2013 (6:32AM)
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Posted by: rdb*^  129995 news posts
On Sunday, the display board at the Visakhapatnam Railway Station, which informed that the Yesvantpur-Howrah Express would be ‘Indefinitely Late’, sums up the state of transportation in the rain- battered north coastal Andhra region.
At several places on the stretch between Rajahmundry and Ichchapuram, railway tracks were inundated with one to three feet deep flood water leading to cancellation of almost all passenger and over six express trains.
The trains that were operational were delayed by not less than two hours and a few were delayed by over 14 hours as authorities stopped
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them to avoid untoward incidents.
The Prashanthi Express was stopped at Tadepalligudem for over three hours, the Visakhapatnam-bound Godavari Express was halted at Pithapuram, and Machilipatnam-Visakhapatnam passenger was stopped at Bikkavolu in East Godavari district. Falaknuma was stopped at Annavaram.
The information on the display board was updated every hour and so were the details about the delay. When asked about it, officials said that they could not be accurate about timings in situations like this as the train might be stopped till it is not considered safe to go ahead.
Vexed by such vague information, a few passengers rushed to the station superintendent’s office in the hope of getting additional information, but in vain. The station superintendent’s office was bustling with activity as passengers and officials were already in the cabin.
Swami, was waiting at the station for three hours to board a train to Vijayawada.
“I have a personal emergency and need to reach Vijayawada by night. As I got to know that even buses are not running, I will wait here till night to try my luck,” he said.
Equally interrupted was the road transportation in this region as the torrential rain either battered the roads or inundated them. The road connectivity between Andhra and Odisha has been completely suspended as the roads were washed away.
Most of the buses, both long distance and short distance, were cancelled till evening due to submerged roads.
An engineering student, Ganesh, was hoping to reach home before Diwali. “All trains to Warangal got cancelled. There is no information whether they would be operational tomorrow. I am unsure about whether buses will be able to wade through the flood water.” Ganesh too had decided to wait at the railway station till night.
Like Ganesh and Swami, scores of other passengers, stationed themselves in front of the display boards with the hope of reading the message that the train they have been waiting for has arrived.
Railway authorities tried to handle the situation with an Emergency Service Centre, an information desk to answer queries regarding the rescheduling or cancellation of trains.
However, officials at the desk were surrounded by a mob of people grappling with each other. With innumerable queries spanning from, “Will the train to Bhubaneswar be operational tomorrow?” to “Is there any alternative route to reach Warangal?” the officials either ended up nodding or not answering.
Oct 28 2013 (07:51)  Aspirants ‘miss’ RRC exam train due to rains (www.thehindu.com)
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Oct 28 2013 (9:57AM)
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Posted by: rdb*^  129995 news posts
Disappointed:Some of the candidates waiting at Pithapuram Railway station on Sunday.-PHOTO.S RAMBABU
“I came from BPL family. I am working in a private firm in Secunderabad. Along with two of my friends, I am going to Vizag to attend Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) exam on Sunday. But fate is not in favour of us,”-said Jami Sarath Kumar of Kotabommali in Srikakulam district.
As a result of heavy rains, the Godavari Express from Hyderabad was stopped at Pithapuram railway station and Yeswanthapur-Bhuvaneswar Express was stopped at Tuni station. There were about 700 candidates in
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both the trains who lost their chance to attend the written examination conducted by the RRC, Bhuvaneswar in Visakhapatnam. About 120 candidates from Hyderabad, Warangal, Khammam, Vijayawada, Guntur, West and East Godavari districts were proceeding to Visakhapatnam on Sunday to attend the written test between 11 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. This examination is being conducted to recruit trackmen, helpers and other category-4 permanent posts in the East Coast Railway Division.
“Generally, vacancies for trackmen and helper posts are filled once in 10 years and we are having great hope of getting at least one post among our 10 friends. But we could not make it as the rain played havoc on our lives,” said Ramnarayana, another aspirant from Vijayawada, who boarded Yeswanthpur-Bhuvaneswar Express in the early hours of Sunday.
Some of the candidates said they boarded the trains as water was flowing on roads. But the track was damaged between Duvvada and Narsingapalli and six trains were either stopped or diverted from different station in East Godavari district.
Yeswanthapur-Bhuvaneswar Express was halted at Tuni Railway station, Godavari Express from Hyderabad was stopped at Samalkot, Garib Rath from Hyderabad was stranded at Anaparthi. The Additional Railway manager has informed that Visakha Express was stopped at Tuni and Tirumala, Garib Rath were diverted from Rajahmundry station. He also said that the East Coast Railway, Visakhapatnam has diverted trains coming from Howrah, Bhubaneswar and Gowhati via Nagpur to Chennai, Trivandrum and New Delhi.
Trains are stopped at different stations in East Godavari district as the track was damaged between Duvvada and Narsingapalli stations
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