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Lumding-Silchar section opened for goods train

By Correspondent

HAFLONG, July 7 - In spite of frequent rainfall in the area, the NF Railway started operation of goods trains on Lumding-Silchar route on Thursday, said the Chief Engineer of NF Railway, RP Jingar.

The train services on the Lumding-Silchar route was disrupted for several days due to heavy landslide damaging the foundation of tracks near Migrendisa causing immense difficulties to the people of Barak Valley and Dima Hasao.

It is learnt that after the incessant rain on May 16, the train tracks were damaged at KM 92/2. After repair works on May 17, 22, 30 and June 13, the route was finally opened to goods train. However, due to continuous uplift and lateral shift of the tracks is making it difficult to maintain the tracks� parameter and route was closed on June 12.

The work for diverted alignment was started on June 17 and completed on July 6.

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