• Tue. Apr 16th, 2024

NFR sticks to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw’s, commitment rail connectivity restored in hills section in record time: Sabyasachi De informed Media

The overall situation in the Dima Hasao district of Assam has become normal to some extent after the heavy damage caused due to landslide. Despite rainfall acting as barrier in the work process, N.F. Railway completed restoration of the hill section within the targeted time frame. Full fledged rail connectivity will soon resume to and from the southern part of the Northeast starting with freight services. Railway has put all its efforts in restoring the damaged line and re-starting the train services. The Chief Public Relations officer of NFR Sabyasachi De informed it media.

            The Railway Ministry had sanctioned Rs 180 crore for the restoration of snapped railway lines to flood-ravaged Dima Hasao district in Assam. The amount was sanctioned following a discussion between the Union Railway Minister, Shri Ashwini Vaishaw, and Assam Chief Minister, Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma. The Union Railway Minister assured the people of Northeast that the train services will resume in the hill section by 10th July, 2022. The team of N.F. Railway worked relentlessly to ensure connectivity to South Assam Tripura, Manipur & Mizoram. Trial light engine runs were conducted successfully at all the affected locations by 8th July.

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N.F. Railway has completed the restoration work in war footing, with the co-ordination and co-operation of different organisations, by mobilising men, material and machinery led by Railway’s skilled team of engineers, officers and staff. Technical team of N. F. Railway, which had been deployed for quick restoration of this section, was well versed with the terrain and worked 24×7. As a result of which restoration work has been completed in a record time frame.

It may be mentioned her that, in the beginning of 2nd week of May, due to heavy torrential rains and massive landslides, around 85 Kms of railway track in the Lumding – Badarpur hill section of Lumding division were badly affected. Breaches had occurred at more than 61 locations in this section, resulting disruption of the rail communication to the hilly states of Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and parts of Assam. The restoration works taken up by N.F. Railway is the fastest ever in Indian Railways while dealing with such huge natural calamities.

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