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Heavy rainfall damages tracks, rail link snaps

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 12 - Railway service to and from the Barak Valley, Tripura and Mizoram with the rest of the country has got snapped due to damage to tracks on account of heavy rainfall in the Lumding-Badarpur hill section.

A number of trains have been cancelled or short terminated.

�Due to heavy rain the railway track has been affected at KM 110/4-5 between Jatinga Lumpur and New Harangajao stations in the Lumding-Badarpur hill section under Lumding division. The settlement occurred at about 9.30 am today making it unsuitable for train movement. The repairing work has already started and it will take more than eight hours to complete the restoration work,� said Pranav Jyoti Sharma, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR).

The 13173 Sealdah-Agartala Kanchanjungha Express, which arrived at Lumding station at 9.25 am today, was short terminated cancelled between Lumding and Agartala.

The 13176 Silchar-Sealdah Kanchanjungha Express, which was scheduled to leave Silchar today, was cancelled.

The 55615 Guwahati-Silchar Passenger, which left from Guwahati yesterday and arrived at New Haflong station at 9.27 am today, was short terminated and cancelled between New Haflong and Silchar.

The 55616 Silchar-Guwahati Passenger, which arrived at Chandranathpur station at 9.30 am from Silchar today, was short terminated and will return back to Silchar. The 15612 Silchar-Guwahati Express of today was cancelled.

The 15611 Guwahati-Silchar Express, scheduled to leave tomorrow, has been cancelled, as well as the 55616 Silchar-Guwahati Passenger.

The 01666 Agartala-Habibganj Special train, which was scheduled to leave from Agartala tomorrow, will now originate from Guwahati.

The 12507 Trivandrum-Silchar Express will be short terminated at Lumding.

�Railway authority has made provision for adequate drinking water for all passengers of short-terminated trains at respective stations. Announcements are also being made to make passengers aware about cancellations and short terminations,� Sharma said.

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Heavy rainfall damages tracks, rail link snaps

GUWAHATI, July 12 - Railway service to and from the Barak Valley, Tripura and Mizoram with the rest of the country has got snapped due to damage to tracks on account of heavy rainfall in the Lumding-Badarpur hill section.

A number of trains have been cancelled or short terminated.

�Due to heavy rain the railway track has been affected at KM 110/4-5 between Jatinga Lumpur and New Harangajao stations in the Lumding-Badarpur hill section under Lumding division. The settlement occurred at about 9.30 am today making it unsuitable for train movement. The repairing work has already started and it will take more than eight hours to complete the restoration work,� said Pranav Jyoti Sharma, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR).

The 13173 Sealdah-Agartala Kanchanjungha Express, which arrived at Lumding station at 9.25 am today, was short terminated cancelled between Lumding and Agartala.

The 13176 Silchar-Sealdah Kanchanjungha Express, which was scheduled to leave Silchar today, was cancelled.

The 55615 Guwahati-Silchar Passenger, which left from Guwahati yesterday and arrived at New Haflong station at 9.27 am today, was short terminated and cancelled between New Haflong and Silchar.

The 55616 Silchar-Guwahati Passenger, which arrived at Chandranathpur station at 9.30 am from Silchar today, was short terminated and will return back to Silchar. The 15612 Silchar-Guwahati Express of today was cancelled.

The 15611 Guwahati-Silchar Express, scheduled to leave tomorrow, has been cancelled, as well as the 55616 Silchar-Guwahati Passenger.

The 01666 Agartala-Habibganj Special train, which was scheduled to leave from Agartala tomorrow, will now originate from Guwahati.

The 12507 Trivandrum-Silchar Express will be short terminated at Lumding.

�Railway authority has made provision for adequate drinking water for all passengers of short-terminated trains at respective stations. Announcements are also being made to make passengers aware about cancellations and short terminations,� Sharma said.

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