Guwahati: The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has decided to operate two special trains between Silchar – New Haflong – Silchar and Guwahati – Langting – Guwahati to facilitate the movement of passengers in the hill section which was disrupted due to flood and landslides almost snapping the roadways and railways.
Both the special trains will start running on daily basis from June 30 to July 14, 2022.
But Guwahati – Langting – Guwahati will not run on Saturday.
“Special Train No. 05616 (Silchar – New Haflong Special), will depart from Silchar at 07:20 hours to reach New Haflong at 11:30 hours. Train No. 05615 (New Haflong – Silchar Special), will depart from New Haflong at 15:30 hours to reach Silchar at 20:30 hours. During its both way journey the special train will have stoppages at Badarpur, Sukritipur, Hilara, Bihara, Chandranathpur, Damcherra, Bandarkhal, Ditokcherra, New Harangajao and Jatinga Lumpur stations,” said NFR officials.
The special train will consists of 11 coaches. There will be two seating cum luggage coaches, three general seating, two non AC chair car and four sleeper class coaches.
Special Train No. 05611 (Guwahati – Langting Special), will depart from Guwahati at 08:15 hours to reach Langting at 12:45 hours. Train No. 05612 (Langting – Guwahati Special), will depart from Langting at 14:05 hours to reach Guwahati at 20:00 hours, added NFR.
During its both way journey the special train will have stoppages at Jagiroad, Chaparmukh, Hojai, Lanka, Lumding, Manderdisa, Hatikhali and Dibolong stations. The special train will consists of seven coaches including one seating cum luggage coach and six general seating coaches.
It may be mentioned here that in the beginning of May second week, due to heavy torrential rains and massive landslides, around 85 Kms of railway track in the Lumding – Badarpur hill section of Lumding division were badly affected.
Breaches had occurred at more than 61 locations in this section, resulting disruption of the rail communication to the hilly states of Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur and parts of Assam.