Indian Railways has given relief for the passengers. It has been decided to resume train service from the flood-affected areas in Assam. With this decision, 13 pairs of trains i.e. 26 trains will be resumed from the only hill station of Assam after a gap of more than two months. It may be noted that railway services were disrupted in this area due to incessant rains. The movement of goods and people in the Barak Valley of Assam and the northeastern states of Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur was also adversely affected due to the disruption of railway services.
The Northeast Frontier Railway Zone of Indian Railways had informed in a tweet that it has been decided to resume the train services canceled due to breakdown in several places of Lumding-Badarpur section of Lumding Division. These trains will be started by the end of July. Earlier, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav had assured the people of the Northeast that train services would resume in the hilly section by July 10.
These 13 pairs of trains will be started
12504 Agartala-Bangalore Cantt Express 06-08-22
12503 Bangalore Cantt-Agartala Express 09-08-22
14620 Firozpur Cantt-Agartala Express 25-07-22
14619 Agartala – Firozpur Cantt. Express 28-07-22
14038 New Delhi-Silchar PSK Express 28-07-22
14037 Silchar-New Delhi PSK Express 01-08-22
15626 Agartala-Deoghar Weekly Express 23-07-22
15625 Deoghar-Agartala Weekly Express 25-07-22
15641 Silchar-New Tinsukia Express 23-07-22
15642 New Tinsukia-Silchar Express 24-07-22
20501 Agartala-Anand Vihar Terminal Tejas Express 25-07-22
20502 Anand Vihar Terminal-Agartala Tejas Express 27-07-22
15615 GUWAHATI-SILCHAR EXPRESS 22-07-22
15616 Silchar-Guwahati Express 22-07-22
15611 GUWAHATI-SILCHAR EXPRESS 25-07-22
15612 Silchar-Guwahati Express 24-07-22
15888 Guwahati-Badarpur Tourist Express 30–7-22
15887 Badarpur-Guwahati Tourist Express 30-07-22
13173 Sealdah-Agartala Kanchenjunga Express 22-07-22
13174 Agartala-Sealdah Kanchenjunga Express 23-07-22
13175 Sealdah-Silchar Kanchenjunga Express 23-07-22
13176 Silchar-Sealdah Kanchenjunga Express 25-07-22
12515 Coimbatore Jn – Silchar Express 24-07-22
12516 Silchar-Coimbatore Jn. Express 26-07-22
12507 Thiruvananthapuram Central-Silchar Express 26-07-22
12508 Silchar-Thiruvananthapuram Central Express 28-07-22
NF Railway CPRO said that NF Railway team worked tirelessly to ensure connectivity to South Assam, Tripura, Manipur and Mizoram. Trial light engine runs have been successfully carried out at all the affected locations till 8th July. The CPRO further claimed that the restoration work carried out by NF Railway is the fastest ever in Indian Railways while dealing with such major natural calamities.
It may be mentioned that during the second week of May, about 85 km of railway track in Lumding-Badarpur hill section of Lumding division was badly affected due to heavy torrential rains and massive landslides. The Railway Ministry later sanctioned Rs 180 crore for the restoration of broken railway lines in flood-hit Dima Hasao.