Tuesday, July 5, 2022

NFR starts restoration work on land slide affected areas

The recent heavy rains in Assam have caused massive landslides in more than 50 locations spreading all over the Lumding – Badarpur hill section and also completely disrupted rail communication of hilly states like Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram and South Assam with rest of the country since last Saturday.
A press release by Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Sabyasachi De further informed that the NFR rescued nearly 2400 stranded railway passengers under challenging circumstances overcoming all odds from New Haflong and Ditokcherra.
NFR also acknowledged the cooperation from District authorities, NGOs, Assam Rifles and Indian Air Force which tremendously helped in demanding and challenging situations. Due to the multi-agency co-operation, humanity could be saved from the fury of mother nature, the release added.
With the evacuation process being over, NFR is targeting speedy restoration work in the entire section and are in touch with different organisations in this regard.
However, continuous inclement weather coupled with the difficult terrain is affecting the restoration work. Actual assessment of damage can be ascertained only after the water level recedes. The restoration work will need huge quantity of materials, manpower and machines. Movement of heavy machineries and materials is very difficult due to frequent breaches in portions connecting road with railway lines owing to the landslides, the release by CPRO Sabyasachi De stated .
The NFR said it is trying to speed up the restoration work by arranging materials from various sources including far-flung areas.
Once the weather becomes conducive, restoration work is expected to gain momentum. Restoration works in nearly 12 locations have already been completed, NFR informed.


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