Rail links halted after deluge
Guwahati/ 14th August’2017 (Prag News Desk): The Assam deluge that started on 10th of August has been one of the worst till date. Besides National Highways, the rail connection between the northeastern region and the rest of the country are severed since Sunday.
Resultant of heavy rainfall where railway tracks at several locations in the Katihar and Alipurduar divisions of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) are inundated.
NFR officials confirms that no trains from the northeastern states and the North Bengal area can move out of the region and none from the other parts of the country can come to this region. They further added that said due to heavy rainfall in the last 48 hours in Assam and other northeastern states, as well as West Bengal and Bihar, railway operations being severely hampered as rain water submerged railway tracks at several places in Katihar and Alipurduar divisions.
Heavy downpour on Sunday aggravated the situation as rain water submerged tracks near Dalkhola, Barsoi and Sudhani stations and resulted in the main line connecting the Northeast with rest of the country being blocked with water under a bridge near Kishanganj station flowing over danger level.