GUWAHATI, Aug 26 - Train services between the Northeast and the rest of India is likely to normalize from September 1, railway officials said today. The rail link has been snapped since August 12 due to devastation caused by the floods.
Though the tracks are expected to be restored on August 28, movement of trains will be restricted initially.
�The track is expected to get fitness certificate by August 28 evening. After that, rolling will be done on the tracks using a light engine. From August 29, we hope to run goods trains,� NF Railway spokesman PJ Sharma said.
�Once movement of goods train starts, the parameters of track settlement will be monitored before operating other trains,� he said, adding that the Up line will be restored first.
Almost all the major trains will remain cancelled till August 31.
The 12235 Dn Rajdhani will remain cancelled till August 31, 12423 Dn Rajdhani till August 30, 12435 Dn Rajdhani till August 28, Saraighat Express till August 31, North East Express till August 31, Lokmanya Tilak Express till August 31, Kamakhya-Yashwantpur till August 30, Brahmaputra Mail till August 31, Kamakhya-Puri Express till August 31, Avadh Assam till August 30, Kamrup Express till August 31 and Naharlagun-Delhi Express till August 29.