Assam: Indian Railways cancels 29 trains as tracks submerge after heavy rains

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The New Haflong Railway Station is entirely engulfed in debris and a landslide has washed an empty passenger train off the tracks.
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Guwahati: Indian Railways has cancelled 29 trains after heavy rains wreaked havoc in Assam, resulting in a flood situation.

Floods have affected almost 2 lakh people in 20 districts of Assam, with the hill district of Dima Hasao cut off from the rest of the state after landslides induced by persistent rain snapped rail and road links.

The evacuation of around 2,800 passengers from two trains that had been stuck in the Lumding- Badarpur section in Dima Hasao for the past two days due to landslides and waterlogging on tracks was completed on Monday, according to a Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) release in Guwahati.

The Indian Air Force airlifted many passengers despite the fact that rescue operations had been ongoing since Saturday, it said.

After rescuing and evacuating all passengers, the Railways is presently working to repair the damaged line and resume train service to South Assam, Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram, it added.

The New Haflong Railway Station is entirely engulfed in debris, and a large landslide has washed an empty passenger train off the tracks, according to the report.

According to the report, the New Haflong Railway Station is entirely engulfed in debris and a landslide has washed an empty passenger train off the tracks.

Around 18 trains were cancelled on Monday and more than 10 short-terminated as work for restoration of the damaged railway tracks are underway despite the rain.

Around 1,97,248 people have been affected by the deluge, with Hojai and Cachar being the worst hit with 78,157 and 51,357 people affected population respectively, official said.

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