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Restoration work of railway tracks along Jatinga Lumpur of Lumding Badarpur section in Dima Hasao district of Assam is going on in full swing.

This was stated in a press release issued from Pranav Jyoti Sharma, the chief public relations officer of the N F Railway on Thursday.

Also read: Assam: Train services on Lumding-Badarpur section suspended

The extensive damage was caused by landslide to the railway track at 110 km near Jatinga Lumpur of Lumding Badarpur section on July 12 last.

The release further stated that the extent of damage was so huge that almost 100 running meter of track was damaged caused by the failure of the slope of railway embankment.

Meanwhile, senior officials of Lumding division and headquarter including the chief bridge engineer and divisional railway manager are monitoring the site and set up 24×7 control rooms at Maligaon and Lumding for ensuring close monitoring and speedy mobilization of resources.

As many as 500 labourers in two shifts of 12 hours each worked continuously during the day time and almost 200 laborers worked during the night without stop, added the press release.

A total of eight earth moving machines and dumpers were also mobilized at site which worked continuously throughout the day and nights, the release added.

It also mentioned that for the stabilization of the slope, a volume of 4750 cum of boulder were been mobilized by means of special material trains which carried boulder from different locations at Lumding Division to the damaged spot.

Since these boulders were readily available for loading as part of pre monsoon preparation of railway, no time was lost for the collection and dispatch of these boulders to site.

For the stabilization of the sub-base of the track, a volume of 100 cum of unscreened shingle was also mobilized at the site along with 2050 running meter of rail pile for the stabilization of the bank and the toe.

To ensure adequate strengthening of the base of the railway track, non permeable, Geo-Textile were been laid on the entire damage length.

The damaged track has been now fully linked and ballasting is being done to bring it to the requisite standard for the safe passage of trains, the release maintained.

Meanwhile, in view of the suspension of train movement since July 12 to the Barak valley and the other states of the Northeast connected through this region, traffic department of N F Railway has ensured diversion and timely unloading of as many as four rakes of food grain at different locations like New Guwahati, Dimapur, Jirania and Haibargaon, to ensure that there is no shortage of food grain in Badarpur area, the release further stated.

The also stated that the N F Railway has also requested FCI to make necessary arrangement for carriage of these food grains by road to the Barak valley and other states.

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