NE rail link restored in record time

Guwahati: The Assam Hill Section railway track, connecting Lumding in the Brahmaputra Valley to Badarpur in Barak Valley, that suffered more than 30 breaches because of massive landslips on October 7 has been restored in record time.

The Railways resumed traffic on the route, which passes through Dima Hasao district, on Sunday night with a goods train. On Monday, passenger train Barak Valley Express travelled from Lumding to Silchar via Haflong.

Northeast Frontier Railway PRO Jayanta Kumar Sarma said the rail link was restored with workmen working round the clock despite the Puja holidays. The maximum damage had occurred between Migrendisa and Mahur stations where landslips had caused a 30-metre deep crater, leaving 50 metres of the railway track hanging in the air.