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Landslides, waterlogging hit train services on Silchar-Guwahati, 2022

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The Silchar-Guwahati route has been closed to traffic due to landslides in numerous districts of Assam caused by heavy rain over the last few days. 

Aboard Sunday, the Northeast Frontier Railways and the Indian Air Force (IAF) evacuated approximately 1,500 trapped passengers from Ditokcherra on the Silchar-Guwahati Express.

As the water level on the highway rose, so did the communication between Haflong and Silchar. The severe downpour has also flooded several portions of Haflong town.

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Numerous trains have been suspended due to landslides and waterlogging

In another noteworthy event, numerous trains in the Lumding-Badarpur route have been suspended or partially canceled until May 17 due to heavy waterlogging and landslides in various parts of Assam as a result of excessive rainfall. 

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Following major landslides produced by heavy rains in Assam’s Dima Hasao area, more than 25 pairs of trains linking Tripura, Mizoram, and southern Assam had to be canceled.

Landslides have also hindered communication on several routes in many places. 

Moreover, on Sunday, the bodies of two victims were discovered after at least three individuals, including a child, were washed away in the Jatinga river. A child’s body was discovered by a few villagers on Monday morning, and a few people were missing after the landslides till Sunday.

Meanwhile, Dr. Rumi Nath, a former MLA from Borkhola, was stuck on the Silchar-Guwahati road in the Sonapur-Rathacherra area. Flash floods have wreaked havoc on Assam, cutting off essential rail and road connections from other parts of the state and region.

“Vehicles sat in long lines for hours in Assam due to severe rain and a flood-like condition, leaving people trapped. Landslides have also been observed in numerous locations” Dr. Nath explained.

The flood situation in Assam remains terrible, with over 41,000 people affected in the Cachar area alone. 

According to authorities of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), 1,658 flood victims have taken refuge in various relief camps set up by the district administration.

Meanwhile, for rescue activities in various sections of the state, the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), Fire and Emergency Services, IAF, and district administration have been enlisted.

According to an official statement, the recent floods have affected almost 57,000 people across seven districts in Assam.

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Also Read: ASSAM FLOOD AFFECTS MORE THAN 25,000 PEOPLE

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