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    Heavy Downpour Damages Railway Embankment Between New Cooch Behar & Bongaigaon

    Guwahati, July 24, 2019

    Continuous rainfall in parts of Northeast India’s Assam connecting the easternmost part of West Bengal–Bongaigaon, Jorai, Kamakhyaguri areas has led to dramatic damage on the railway embankments resulting in disruption of the train services on July 24th, 2019.

    As per the Northeast Frontier Railway(NFR) reports, the railway embankment was damaged along the New Cooch Behar and Bongaigaon areas and services were suspended at the Alipurduar division and that host of senior engineers were roped in for the restoration work.

    “Very heavy rainfall in Bongaigaon, Jorai and Kamakhyaguri areas of Assam & WestBengal over the last 24 hours.Railway embankment damaged at km 169/7-6 between NewCooch Behar and Bongaigaon. Services badly hit. Senior engineers at site and restoration work is in progress,” (sic) the NFR’s blue ticked twitter handle informed.

    Meanwhile, informing about the status of the restoration works, the NFR in another tweet informed that the trains are being run on a single line system between Jorai and Kamakhyaguri and some have been diverted via Dhubri district.

    Here’s the completed list of the status of the trains:


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