Landslides in as many as five places in Lumding – Badarpur hill section of Assam, owing to heavy rain in that area has affected the normal train running in that section. Landslides have occurred at following locations:
KM 75/7-8 between Dautohaja – Phiding, KM 83/1-3 at Phiding station yard, KM 87/7-8 between Phiding – Mahur, KM/113/8-9 between Jatingalampur – New Harangajao and Washout between tunnels no 9 and 10.
All the landslides have occurred between 01-30 hrs and 03-30 hrs today.
As a result, train running over that section has been suspended. Details are as follows:
1. Train number 55616 Guwahati – Silchar Fast passenger is controlled at Lumding from 05-17 hrs.
2. 25657 Sealdah – Silchar Kanchanjungha Express to be controlled at Lumding.
3. 55616 Silchar – Guwahati Fast passenger has been cancelled on date.
4. 15658 Agartala – Sealdah Kanchanjungha Express to be controlled at Badarpur.
There is no passenger train stranded within the affected section.
Although the extent of damage is yet to be fully ascertained, resotoration work has already started in all affected locations. Divisional Railway Manager / Lumding is already at site monitoring the situation. Work is going on to restart the train services as early as possible.
Hindusthan Samachar/Arvind/Shri Ram\