Hence, this serious rail blockade is feared to disrupt the train routine majorly on Friday, Jul 8 and Saturday, Jul 9. The movement of trains across the region, comprising 10 districts including Hyderabad, might come to a halt.
After the entire hue and cry over the resignation by Telangana MPs and MLAs, the Telangana Rashtriya Samiti who had called for a 48-hour bandh starting on Tuesday, Jul 5, demanding for a separate state, have termed the block rail traffic, as 'rail roko'.
The mounting tension and agitation in Telangana over the sentiment for a separate state witnesses a complete bandh in these two days that paralysed the normal life.
This rail blockade might hit over 200 trains which criss-cross Telangana every day. The local trains in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad are also likely to be affected. The South Central Railway headquarters is expected to make an announcement on Thursday evening, Jul 7 about cancellations, diversions and other changes in the train schedules.
Chief secretary SV Prasad held a meeting with director general of police Dinesh Reddy and railway officials Wednesday night, Jul 6 to finalise an action plan. But, the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) would operate additional buses in view of the rail blockade.