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Rain hampers train services to Assam’s Barak Valley, Tripura

Rain hampers train services to Assam's Barak Valley, Tripura
Guwahati, July 12 (IANS) Trains services to Assam's Barak Valley and Tripura were hampered on Friday due to incessant rains that have affected the railway tracks in the Lumding-Badarpur hill section of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), an official said.

NFR Chief Public Relations Officer P.J. Sharma added that tracks between the Jatinga Lumpur and the New Harangajao stations have been affected forcing authorities to cancel or short terminate four trains connecting the region.

"Problems in the railway tracks occurred at about 9.30 a.m. on Friday making it unsuitable for train movement. The repairing work has already started and it will take more than eight hours to complete the restoration work. As a result, some trains were either cancelled or short terminated," Sharma said.

Giving the train details, he said that the 13173 up Sealdah-Agartala Kanchanjunjha Express which arrived at the Lumding station at 9.25 a.m. has been short terminated and will remain cancelled between Lumding and Agartala.


"The 13176 Silchar-Sealdah Kanchanjunga Express scheduled to leave Silchar on Friday will remain cancelled. The 55615 Guwahati-Silchar passenger which left from Guwahati on July 11 and arrived in New Haflong July 12 has been short terminated and will remain cancelled.

"Similarly, the 55616 Silchar-Guwahati passenger train which arrived Chandranathpur station on Friday morning has been short terminated and will return back to Silchar," Sharma added.

Announcements were also being made to make passenger aware about cancellations and short terminations, he added.

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Rain hampers train services to Assam's Barak Valley, Tripura

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