• Tue. Aug 9th, 2022

N.F. Railway relentlessly operating freight train services for the landslides affected areas unloaded 52 rakes after restoration in Lumding – Badarpur Hill Section

               Northeast Frontier Railway has been relentlessly operating freight train services following the restoration of Lumding – Badarpur hill section. N. F. Railway resumed its freight services from midnight of 12th July, 2022. N. F. Railway prioritized to fill up the shortage of essential and construction commodities at the hill states with utmost urgency. 52 freight rakes were unloaded at different points of the affected states from 13th July to 24th July, 2022.

           Transportation of freight trains with essential commodities were given preference to avoid shortage in the affected regions. 21 rakes of food grains, 06 rakes of POL products like petrol, diesel etc., 02 rakes with sugar and 01 rake each with maize and edible oil were unloaded at  various locations of Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram and South Assam.

 Freight trains with other commodities were also unloaded. 15 rakes of stone chips & ballast, 01 rake each of cement, fly ash and bleaching powder were unloaded at various locations of Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram and South Assam. Moreover, 02 container rakes and 01 rake loaded with automobile were unloaded at Jirania in Tripura.

N. F. Railway also brought back the empty freight rakes that were stuck in different stations of the devastated hill section since last two months. This has helped in smooth operations of both freight and passenger trains.

          It may be mentioned here that, as a result of incessant rain, both railways and roadways in the Dima Hasao district got cut off with rest of the country by rail connectivity from the second week of May, 2022. By operating numerous numbers of freight trains, N. F. Railway is providing a major relief for the people of affected areas to deal with the day to day commodities. N. F. Railway also resumed the services of passenger carrying trains from 22nd of the ongoing month. Train connecting all the major cities of India from Tripura and Barak Valley of Assam have already been started, apart from local passenger and intercity trains for the benefit of passengers in Manipur & Mizoram also.

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