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NF Railway offers help for flood affected areas


Maligaon, July 15, 2017:  In view of ongoing flood situation in Northeast region especially Assam, Ministry of Railways under the guidance of Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has offered all sorts of possible help to the affected State Governments. A special meeting was held on the flood situation of Assam at Railway Board which was attended by Railway Board members apart from Director General (Health) and Director General (RPF).

After having talks with the Chief Ministers of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, Railway Minister instructed officials to ensure that drinking water supply, food grains, medicines, healthcare facilities and food grain movement for North East should be given priority transportation by Railways. He also directed the officials to extend possible assistance in repairing roads so that smooth connectivity may be provided for rescue & relief.

Prabhu also emphasised upon coordination with the National Disaster Management teams working in Assam. Chahatey Ram General Manager, N.F.Railway alongwith other senior officials of NF Railway is also monitoring the situation closely. It may be mentioned here that, Additional General Manager of N.F.Railway along with other senior already have had discussion with the Commissioner and Secretary (Revenue & Disaster Management), Assam and offered all sorts of help from NF Railway including relief and restoration apart from food items, drinking water bottles and cattle feed.

NF Railway has also deputed Doctors and Medical staff with materials at North Lakhimpur and Dhemaji.