• A
  • A
  • A
Floods and landslides affects rail connectivity in Assam

Guwahati: Torrential rains in Assam have affected train services in the state, cutting off connectivity while affecting thousands of travellers.

Heavy rainfall and landslides affects rail services in Assam

As per a release from the Northeast Frontier Railway (NPR), at least four trains have been suspended due to a landslide on Lumding - Badarpur hill section in Assam following torrential rains in the area.

Flood situations has worsened in many parts of the state on Thursday.Thousands of people are stranded in the state as flash floods hit several districts.

Landslides have occurred between Dautohaja-Phiding, Phiding station yard, Phiding-Mahur and Jatingalampur-New Harangajao areas.

The landslides occurred between 1:30 am and 3:30 am on Thursday morning. As a result, train services running over the affected section has been suspended.

The affected trains are - Guwahati-Silchar fast passenger, Sealdah-Silchar Kanchenjunga Express, Silchar-Guwahati Fast passenger and Agartala-Sealdah Kanchenjunga Express. However, there is no passenger train stranded within the affected section.

Also Read : Assam govt monitoring internal security situation before NRC release

Although the extent of damage is yet to be fully ascertained, restoration work has already started in all the affected locations.

The Divisional Railway Manager, Lumding is currently present at the site monitoring the situation. Work is going on to resume the train services as early as possible.

Incessant rainfall has wreaked havoc in the North-East since this week, rendering thousands homeless and causing massive losses to properties.

Besides Assam, several areas in Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur are also witnessing flash floods.The regional meteorological office has warned of heavy rain in the next 24 hours.



To read stories offline: Download Eenaduindia app.