Views of the work going on to restore the damged railway tracks. Image credit - Twitter @RailNf

The service of Intercity passenger trains under the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), which was cancelled following damage of railway tracks due to heavy rains, will resume from Friday.

This has been announced by the NFR authority through its Twitter handle on Thursday.

The railway tracks were damaged in between Jorai and Kamakhyaguri railway stations under Alipurduar division.

The NFR also informed on Wednesday that railway embankment has been damaged at km 169/7-6 in between New Cooch Behar and Bongaigaon affecting railway services badly.

The workers under the NFR have continued to work day and night for restoring the damaged portion of the railway tracks between Jorai and Kamakhyaguri railway stations, braving heavy rains.

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Informing about the restoration works, the NFR tweeted: “Braving very heavy rains and surging flood waters, workers have worked day and night to restore the damaged railway track between Jorai and Kamakhyaguri of Alipurduar division.”

The NFR has also informed that the mail express trains have started running normally, but the Intercity Express trains could be run only from Friday.

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“Mail express trains have started running normally and intercity passengers to resume from tomorrow,” the NFR tweeted.

Following the damage of railway tracks, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) also cancelled services of 10 trains for Thursday.

Most of the trains service of which was cancelled were Fast passenger, Demu Special and Intercity Express run across Assam and under Alipurduar division.

Posting a cancellation notice on its Twitter handle, the NFR on Wednesday stated the (10) trains will remain cancelled for Thursday “in view of damage to track due to very heavy rainfall in Alipurduar division”.

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