|Train services to Dibrugarh resume partially|
GUWAHATI, Dec 15 - Long-distance train services to Dibrugarh have partially resumed, even as local train services remain cancelled in the State, barring the Barak Valley region, due to the ongoing protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA).
Around 20 local trains will remain cancelled tomorrow, including the Guwahati-Dibrugarh-Guwahati Shatabdi Express, the Guwahati-Naharlagun-Guwahati Shatabdi Express and the Guwahati-Jorhat-Guwahati Janshatabdi Express. A number of long-distance trains will be diverted via alternative routes.
“No local passenger trains will run tomorrow in the State, except in the Barak Valley,” said Nripen Bhattacharya, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Maligaon-headquartered Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR).
He said that long-distance train services to Dibrugarh has resumed, including that of the Rajdhani Express.
Besides damage caused to the railway tracks on account of blockades in Assam, services have also been affected after the railway station at Bhaluka Road in West Bengal, falling under the jurisdiction of NFR, was set ablaze by miscreants.
It has affected services from this region to Kolkata.
Damage caused due to burning of stations is being assessed and normalisation of train services will take some time. All trains going from NFR towards Eastern Railway zone have been cancelled due to disturbances in West Bengal and resultant damages caused to railway infrastructure.
Train services in Assam and the North Eastern States have been affected since December 10 on account of the protests against the amended Citizenship Act.