171 villages across 6 districts hit in recent wave of floods; NFR officials confirm restoration of train services that were recently hit due to breach of tracks
Guwahati: A total of 171 villages in 13 revenue circles across six districts of Assam have been affected in the fourth wave of flood that has hit the state this year.
As per reports by the Assam State Disaster Management Authority, nearly 65,098 people living in Nagaon, Golaghat, Jorhat, Hojai, Karbi Anglong and West Karbi Anglong districts of the state have been adversely affected by the floodwaters till Tuesday.
Besides damages caused to crops and property, the fourth wave of flood has led to the disruption of railway connectivity to the districts of Upper Assam, as railway tracks at many locations got submerged under floodwater.
Meanwhile, authorities have put into action the State Disaster Response Force and the National Disaster Response Force for the rescue and search operation of people in the flood-affected districts.
A total of 40 relief distribution centres have been set up and are providing aid to affected people across six districts of Assam in wake of the fourth wave of flood that hit the state in the past few days.
Meanwhile, train services to and from Upper Assam and the rest of the state that got affected on Sunday due to the rising water levels of the Dhansiri river between Bokajan and Chongajan stations of Karbi Anglong districts have bee restored, said Northeast Frontier (NF) Railway officials.
The NF Railway officials also revealed that several long-distance trains travelling to and from upper Assam districts including Dibrugarh and Tinsukia were diverted via the Bogibeel Bridge and the north banks of the Brahmaputra river on Tuesday.
“However all long-distance trains, including the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express, have now started running through its original route,” an NFR official said.