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Incessant rains, flash floods disrupt trains

Correspondent / PR

Agartala / Maligaon, August 13, 2017: Heavy rainfall in the last 48 hours in West Bengal, Bihar, Assam and other northeastern states has resulted in railway operations being severely hampered as rain water has affected railway tracks at several places in Katihar and Alipurduar Division of NF Railway. Railway lines were affected at as many as 12 locations initially, of which seven were already repaired and restored. 

However, the situation aggravated last night when rain water submerged tracks near Dalkhola, Barsoi, Sudhani stations and the main line connecting NE India with rest of the country being blocked with water under a bridge near Kishanganj station flowing over danger level.

As a result, a number of trains had to be stopped at various stations and a number of other trains had to be cancelled or rescheduled/ short-terminated. Some of the trains had to be brought back to originating stations or other convenient stations after attending to watering and taking other measures.

While many rivers in Alipurduar and Katihar Divisions are in spate N. F. Railway authorities are keeping a close watch and continuously monitoring the situation nearby railway bridges and tracks taking all precautionary measures for safe train running.

TRAINS CANCELLED ON 14-8-17(Monday):

1. 15903 Dibrugarh-Chandigarh Express.

2. 15636 Guwahati-Okha Express.

TRAINS CANCELLED ON 13-8-201717(Sunday):

1. 15640 Guwahati-Puri Express.

2. 15658 Guwahati-Sealdah Kanchanjungha Express.

3. 12344 New Jalpaiguri Sealdah Darjeeling Mail

4. 15483 Alipurduar Jn – Delhi Sikkim Mahananda Express

5. 13148 New Coochbehar – Sealdah Uttar Banga Express

6. 12346 Guwahati – Howrah Saraighat Express

7. 13150 Alipurduar Jn – Sealdah Kanchan Kanya Express

8. 13142 New Alipurduar – Sealdah Tista Torsha Express of 13.08.2017 is cancelled from New Jalpaiguri

9. 12378 New Alipurduar – Sealdah Padatik Express of 13.08.2017 is cancelled from New Jalpaiguri

10. 15655 Kamakhya – Katra Express

11. 15930 Dibrugarh – Chennai Express

12. 14055 Dibrugarh – Delhi Brahmaputra Mail

13. 12423 Dibrugarh – New Delhi Rajdhani Express

14. 15909 Dibrugarh – Lalgarh Avadh Assam Express

15. 15960 Dibrugarh – Howrah Kamrup Express

16. 12505 Guwahati – Anand Vihar NE Express

17. 12364 Haldibari – Kolkata Express

18. 75708 / 75707 Siliguri – Radhikapur – Siliguri DEMU

19. 15464 / 15463 Siliguri – Balurghat – Siliguri of 13.08.2017 is cancelled. The rake will work as 55422 Balurghat – Malda Town passenger.

20. 75720 / 75719 Malda Court – Siliguri – Malda Court DEMU

STRANDED TRAINS IN UP DIRECTION

13141 Sealdah – New Alipurduar Tista Torsha Express short terminated at New Jalpaiguri.

15959 Howrah-Dibrugarh Kamrup Express regulated at Dalkhola from 11-50 hrs.

15934 Chandigarh – Dibrugarh Express regulated at Dalkhola from 11-50 hrs.

23141 Sealdah – Haldibari Tista Torsha Link Express regulated

STRANDED TRAINS IN DOWN DIRECTION

14055 Dibrugarh - Delhi Brahmaputra Mail controlled at New Jalpaiguri from 11-25 hrs and being taken back to Dibrugarh.

22512 Kamakhya – LTT Super Fast Express controlled at New Jalpaiguri from 11-45 hrs and being taken back to Kamakhya.

12378 New Alipurduar Sealdah Padatik Express short terminated at New Jalpaiguri

13245 New Jalpaiguri-Rajendranagar Capital Express controlled at Katihar and originate from Katihar

15960 Dibrugarh – Howrah Kamrup Express controlled at Guwahati from 07-35 hrs are being taken back to Dibrugarh

12423 Dibrugarh – New Delhi Rajdhani Express controlled at New Bongaigaon is being taken back to Dibrugarh.

12510 Dibrugarh – Bangalore Express controlled at Barpeta Road is being taken back to Guwahati.

19306 Guwahati – Indore Shipra Express controlled at New Bongaigaon from 08-14 hrs is being taken back to Guwahati

15909 Dibrugarh – Lalgarh Avadh Assam Express controlled at New Coochbehar from 06-53 hrs is being taken back to Dibrugarh.

12518 Guwahati – Kolkata Garib Rath Express controlled at Dhupguri is being taken back to Guwahati. 

Stranded passengers in various stations were provided all possible basic amenities by the local Railway authority and the trains filled up with water at nearest possible watering points.