Most Flood-Hit Train Services In Northeast Restored: Official

Most Flood-Hit Train Services In Northeast Restored: Official

Railway officials are working round-the-clock to restore breached rail communications following massive floods in Assam, Bihar and West Bengal in August, with most of the railway lines restored, a railway official said today.

Of the 71 of long distance trains, including those running between northeastern states and rest of India, 48 have so far been restored by the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) after they were suspended in early August.

“The services of remaining 23 trains will be restored in a phased manner after the repair of the damaged railway tracks,” NFR Chief Public Relations Officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma said.

Railway tracks at multiple locations in Assam, Bihar and West Bengal were damaged due to unprecedented floods and landslides and train services in the northeastern states came to almost a standstill from August 10. Read More…

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