The Bengaluru – Hospet Express derailed near NH13 railway bridge here on Wednesday morning owing to a minor crack in the track. Though the train was at medium speed as it had to stop at Chitradurga railway station, the timely action of the driver averted a major disaster.
Ample security arrangements have been made for Independence Day celebrations scheduled at Science College grounds here on Monday.
In a press release issued here on Friday, Superintendent of Police M.N. Anucheth has said that security had been tightened at the bus terminal, the railway station, historical places and important public places.
In case of any suspicious activities or persons in any part of the district, the people should immediately inform the police by dialing 100 or 0194-222782, he added.