Assam: Security Forces Provide Relief To Stranded Train Commuters In Dima Hasao

The acted based on the request made by the District Disaster Management Agency (DDMA) in Dima Hasao as heavy rains and flooding caused a disruption in rail services.
Assam: Security Forces Provide Relief To Stranded Train Commuters In Dima Hasao
Security forces provided relief to stranded people in Assam's Dima Hasao

Assam Rifles under the aegis of Spear Corps provided relief to more than 1,000 stranded passengers and helped in their evacuation to Guwahati on Sunday.

The acted based on the request made by the District Disaster Management Agency (DDMA) in Dima Hasao as heavy rains and flooding caused a disruption in rail services.

According to an official release, “Due to heavy rainfall in Dima Hasao district, multiple landslides have led to disruption of rail communication between Haflong- Guwahati.”

It said, “Based on the requisition made by the District Disaster Management Agency (DDMA) in Dima Hasao Distt , a Columns of Assam Rifles under the aegis of SpearCorps was activated to assist the civil administration in providing relief to more than 1000 stranded passengers and facilitated their evacuation to Guwahati.”

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“Acting promptly, a Relief Column of Assam Rifles was moved to New Haflong Railway station at 1730 hrs on 14 May 2022. The troops provided relief to the stranded passengers in terms of food, drinking water and basic medical assistance. The Assam Rifles column also took over security around Railway station and worked in close coordination with Civil Administration to prevent any law and order contingency arising out of the tense situation,” it added.

The passengers that were stranded, have been evacuated and sent back to Guwahati from Haflong Railway station by rerouting them, the release further informed.

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