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Assam: Centre sanctions Rs 180 cr for restoration of rail network

"The Railway Ministry has also assured to complete the restoration work of the railway network in Dima Hasao district by July 10 this year," Sarma said.

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Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that the Centre has sanctioned Rs 180 crore for the restoration of railways tracks devastated by floods and massive landslides in Assam’s Dima Hasao district.

“The Railway Ministry has also assured to complete the restoration work of the railway network in Dima Hasao district by July 10 this year,” Sarma said.

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Earlier, the Assam Chief Minister had met Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw in New Delhi on Sunday.

Following the damage to railway tracks at multiple locations, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) had suspended all trains through Lumding-Badarpur Hill Section to Barak Valley, Tripura, Mizoram, and Manipur, after the floods hit the state in mid-May.

24 people have lost their lives in devastating floods and landslides in Assam this year so far.

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