Train Services Affected Due To Flooding At Haflong Railway Station

The Haflong railway station saw heavy flooding on Sunday after heavy rains lashed several parts of the state.
Train Services Affected Due To Flooding At Haflong Railway Station
Heavy flooding disrupted train services at Haflong railway station

Train services were hit in Haflong after the flooding of the new Haflong railway station in Assam on Sunday following incessant and heavy rainfall over the last few days.

The Haflong railway station saw heavy flooding on Sunday after heavy rains lashed several parts of the state.

Normal life was disrupted in the Dima Hasao district of Assam due to flooding as hundreds of passengers were left stranded at the railway station.

Meanwhile, around 25,000 people across six districts in Assam have been affected by artificial floods triggered by heavy rain this year.

Moreover, three people including a woman died in landslides triggered by the incessant rains in Haflong in Dima Hasao district yesterday.

The water of several rivers are gradually increasing following incessant rains and the water in Kopili river is flowing above the danger level mark.

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Neighbouring states including Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh also witnessed heavy rains, resulting in massive floods.

According to the Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA), till May 14, a total of 24,681 people in 94 villages in six districts - Cachar, Dhemaji, Hojai, Karbi Anglong West, Nagaon and Kamrup (Metro) were affected in the first spell of flood.

The flood waters have also submerged 1732.72 hectares of cropland in the flood hit districts.

Several roads, bridges, and irrigation canals were damaged in Hojai, Lakhimpur, Nagaon districts.

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) on Saturday announced cancellation, partial cancellation, short termination, and short origination of trains in the Badarpur Hill section owing to heavy rain and landslides in Lumding in Assam.

The decision was taken keeping in mind the landslides and water logging in several areas due to heavy rainfall in the region.

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