NEW DELHI, Dec 21 - The Railways has set up a monitoring mechanism and also engaged specialists to tackle geological issues of the Lumding-Silchar hill section.
In reply to a question by Sushmita Dev, Union Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain said that the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) has carried out inspection of Lumding-Silchar section during March 19-20, 2015 and again on June 22-23, 2015.
On recommendations of CRS, an expert team of four Executive Directors of RDSO, Lucknow (a research wing of Railways) has carried out safety inspection of the section on April 15, 2015 and measures suggested by them have been adopted. A monitoring mechanism has been introduced to ensure satisfactory working.
The section was opened for goods traffic in March, 2015 and for passenger traffic in November, 2015. There have been two derailments in the section in 2016 and none in 2017.