GUWAHATI, June 15 - Train link between the Barak Valley, Tripura, Mizoram and the rest of the country is unlikely to be restored for at least another two or three days after fresh incidents of landslides were reported in the Lumding-Badarpur section last night and this morning.
�Due to fresh incidents of heavy landslides between Bandarkhal and Damchara station, rail traffic continues to remain suspended in the Lumding-Badarpur section. Work is on in the affected location and as per preliminary estimates, complete restoration is likely to take two to three days,� Pranav Jyoti Sharma, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) said.
He added that incidents of landslips have also been reported from several places at Dharmanagar in Tripura.
�Restoration work is going on in full swing at the affected locations round the clock. The Divisional Railway Manager of the Lumding Division, along with the Chief Bridge Engineer from Maligaon, are monitoring the restoration works at the site. Efforts are on to restart the train services soon,� Sharma said.
Rail connectivity to south Assam, Tripura and Mizoram got snapped yesterday morning due to landslides at seven locations in Dima Hasao district.
�While the tracks at all those seven locations were cleared late last evening, fresh incidents of landslides took place in other areas,� said Sharma.
The NFR has cancelled or short-terminated several trains due to this.
The 12504 Agartala-Bangalore Cantonment Humsafar Express, scheduled for tomorrow, will remain partially cancelled between Agartala and Kamakhya and the train will start from Kamakhya instead.
The 20502 Anand Vihar-Agartala Rajdhani Express will be short-terminated at Guwahati and will remain partially cancelled between Guwahati and Agartala. Similarly, the 20501 Agartala-Anand Vihar Rajdhani Express will start from Guwahati on June 19 instead of from Agartala.
The 55668 Bhairabi-Silchar Passenger, scheduled for tomorrow, will remain cancelled as also the 55664 Silchar-Agartala Passenger.