GUWAHATI, Sept 10 - Maligaon-headquartered Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) will restart services of eight more pairs of long-distance passenger trains over the next few days.
Services of 12346 Saraighat Express will commence from September 16, the 12346 Saraighat Express will restart operations from September 17, the 12514 Guwahati-Secunderabad from September 21, the 12513 Secunderabad-Guwahati from September 17, the 12520 Kamakhya-LTT AC Express from September 21, the 12519 LTT-Kamakhya AC Express from September 17, the 15909 Avadh Assam Express from September 17, the 15910 Avadh Assam Express from September 16, the 13247 Capital Express from September 19, the 13248 Capital Express from September 17, the 15668 Kamakhya-Gandhidham Express from September 20, the 15668 Gandhidham-Kamakhya Express from September 16, the 15635 Okha-Guwahati Dwarka Express from September 22, and the 15636 Guwahati-Okha Dwarka Express from September 25.
�These trains are in addition to the 11 pairs of trains already restored since the movement of trains over the affected portion started last week,� said Pranav Jyoti Sharma, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of NF Railway.
Meanwhile, the railway authorities have been able to open the flood-affected �Down� line portion of tracks in between Sudhani and Telta stations in Bihar on Friday.
�The Down line portion was certified fit to run goods trains at 10 km per hour. The first goods train passed over Down line section on Friday. The situation at the site is being monitored by railway officials and work is in progress for early restoration of passenger traffic. Now, it has been certified as fit for passenger trains also. It is expected that passenger traffic in the Down line would be restored today,� said an official.
Railway services to and from the NFR zone and the rest of the country had got snapped on August 13 following floods in eastern Bihar.
Goods train services were restored on August 29 in the �Up� line and passenger services on September 2. However, so far only a few long-distance passenger trains have been restored and the services of such trains are being reintroduced in a progressive fashion.