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Rail links in Assam, Tripura, Mizoram partially restored


GUWAHATI, Aug 26 - Rail connectivity to the Upper Assam, the Barak Valley, Mizoram and Tripura with the rest of the country has been partially restored. Connectivity to these areas got snapped yesterday after the derailment of a goods train at a spot between Digaru and Panbari, near here.

Pranav Jyoti Sharma, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of NFR, said the damaged �up� line was repaired and restored for service at around 5 am today.

�The derailment had damaged more than 500 metres of both �up� and �down� lines. However, with the restoration of the �up� line, some trains stranded at different stations on both sides of the accident site resumed their journey. The first train to pass the accident site was the 15602 New Delhi-Silchar Purbottar Sampark Kranti Express,� he said.

Work is going on to restore the �down� line and is expected to be completed by late this evening.

Following the derailment, several trains had to be halted at Guwahati, Rangiya and Lumding stations.

Sharma said steps have been taken to mitigate the inconveniences caused to the passengers.

More than 20 trains were either cancelled or partially cancelled or short terminated today at various stations by NF Railway.

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