If there are no more problems, passenger train service will start from July 16 on the Lumding-Silchar route. On Monday, the possibility was raised by Sabyasachi Dey, chief public relations officer of the North-East Frontier Railway. He told that from July 12, the first freight train will be run on the Lumding Silchar Broad Gauge Railway on a trial basis. It will continue till July 14. For the Badarpur-Lumding route, these freight trains Will run regularly in the future. After that, if all goes well, the special passenger train between Silchar and New Haflong will run till July 14 till Finding. This special passenger train will be closed from July 15. If all goes well, the passenger train will start running regularly on the hill line from July 16, he said. All kinds of preparations are in full swing. According to railway sources, IRCTC has already started online reservation of booking for seats on Silchar-Sealdah Kanchanjungha Express train and Agartala-Sealdah Kanchanjungha Express train from July 16.
It may be mentioned that due to heavy rains in Dima Hasao district on May 14, about 200 meters of railway track in the middle part of Dautuhaja Fiding was left in the ground. Terrible landslides in 72 places along the mountain line.
As a result, all train services in this section were cancelled. Although promised by the railways, train service between Lumding and Silchar will start from July 16 anyway. So the border railway authorities repaired the railway in wartime activities. Chief Public Relations Officer Sabyasachi Dey said the light engine has been piloted on the railway track since July 10. The railway tracks have been thoroughly inspected. He further said that the freight train will be running earlier. After that, the full-fledged passenger train will start running.