Train Derails in Assam; Service Disrupted

Poorvattar Sampark Kranti Express derailed in Assam in Lumding-Silchar hill section disrupting rail service.

Published: 26th April 2016 07:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 26th April 2016 07:59 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

GUWAHATI: Delhi-bound Poorvattar Sampark Kranti Express derailed in Assam today between Mahur and Phiding station in Lumding-Silchar hill section disrupting rail service in the area, Northeast Frontier Railway release said.

The Poorvattar Sampark Kranti Express (train no. 15601) comprising 21 coaches had left Silchar at 6.30 PM yesterday for New Delhi when one pair of wheels of its luggage-cum-parcel van derailed at a place about 83 km from Lumding at round 1.50 AM. All passengers on board are safe, the release said.

Railways officials immediately started restoration work at the site and the train was taken back to New Haflong station where the passengers were provided drinking water, tea and snacks.

Helpline phone numbers 03674-263526, 263126 and 263120 have been activated at Lumding, 0361 2731621, 2731622 and 2731623 at Guwahati, 03842-245414, 245419 and 245423 at Silchar, 03842-269546, 269547 and 269548 at Badarpur.

Inclement weather condition in the area has been disrupting road communication to Barak Valley. The rail service in the Lumding-Silchar hill section was restored yesterday and was again disrupted for the second time, the release added.

After the railway track was restored and cleared for trains today, the stranded train left New Haflong for its onward journey, NEFR said in Haflong.

Meanwhile, some trains running in the Hill Section between Silchar and Lumding were cancelled following landslides and rain in the district, the sources added. 

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