Mizoram, Tripura And Barak Valley Partially Cut-off From Rest Of The Country After Floods and Landslides in Assam


The situation on the hill part of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has worsened as rain and landslides continued to pummel the region, hurting the Lumding-Badarpur route of the NFR.  In Assam, the Lumding-Badarpur stretch is the only road connecting Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, and the state's southern half to the rest of the country. For the past three days, this train link has been down.

The New Haflong station has been entirely swallowed by the rubble from the hills. Due to landslides, a train on railway tracks crashed and tilted. The damaged railway station's pictures went viral on social media.

New Haflong Train Station in Dima Hasao District, Assam

In the meantime, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued new rainfall warnings for Northeast India. It predicts scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall throughout the week in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, and Sikkim, as well as heavy rains on May 17-18 in Mizoram and Tripura.   These conditions are making it more difficult for the Railways to plan the restoration of rail services, particularly in Assam and Meghalaya.

The impact of the current situation in central Assam is already being felt in Mizoram as several towns in Mizoram are now beginning to experience a shortage of vehicle fuel. The condition is projected to get worst as more rains are expected in the coming days. 

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