Security beefed upMeanwhile, police stepped up security in the bus and railway stations and on the National Highways to prevent thefts and other crimes in view of the heavy crowds.
Heavy rush was seen in bus and railway stations since Friday morning here with people returning to their native villages in coastal districts to celebrate Sankranthi, also known as harvest festival, from Hyderabad and other places.
Special trains“We are running 142 special trains for Sankranti to different places this year as against 91 last year.
The South Central Railway (SCR) is operating special trains to various destinations to clear the festival rush.
The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) officials are monitoring the situation round the clock.