Silchar: NF Railway Normal Supervisor Anshul Gupta on Monday toured the breached parts of the Lumding-Badarpur rail part and took inventory of the restoration work.
With the state of affairs in Dima Hasao step by step returning to normalcy, the restoration work of the railways is on in full swing.
The railways have been in a position to restore the hill part as much as New Haflong from Badarpur however work on the stretch connecting Haflong with Lumding continues to be ongoing.
As a result of heavy rains and big landslides, about 85-km railway monitor within the Lumding – Badarpur hill part of Lumding division was badly affected.
Breaches have been reported from greater than 61 places on this part, leading to disruption of rail communication to the hilly states of Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and southern Assam.
In view of water logging and landslides resulting from heavy rains in a number of places of the Lumding – Badarpur hill part of the Lumding division, companies of a number of trains have been both cancelled or partially disrupted.
GM NFR Anshul Gupta after visiting the breach parts stated that efforts have been on to revive the entire stretch by July 12.
“I inspected the work. We’re shifting on the appropriate path and if the climate stays pleasant, we will restore the part by mid-July,” the GM stated.
NF Railway CPRO Sabyasachi De stated that most breach factors have been restored and work between Phiding and Daotuhaja was ongoing, the place the rail monitor went hanging after a significant landslip.
“We might be resuming prepare service between Silchar and Haflong from June 30. The stated part has been restored,” De stated.
The prepare will function day by day with scheduled departure from Silchar and New Haflong at 7:20 am and three:30 pm respectively.
In the meantime, NF railway has cancelled all long-distance trains within the hill part until July 15. Agartala-Firozpur, Agartala-Bengaluru, Silchar-New Delhi, Silchar-Tinsukia, Silchar-Guwahati, and Agartala-Deogarh are few trains amongst many which have been cancelled.
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