Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) has carried out inspection of Lumding-Silchar section during 19th to 21st March, 2015 and again on 22nd and 23rd June, 2015.
On recommendations of CRS, an expert team of four Executive Directors of RDSO, Lucknow (a research wing of Railways) has carried out safety inspection of the section on 15th April, 2015 and measures suggested by them have been adopted. A monitoring mechanism has been introduced to ensure satisfactory working.
The section was opened for goods traffic in March, 2015 and for passenger traffic in November, 2015.
Railways has set up monitoring mechanism in place and also engaged specialists to tackle geological issues of the hill section.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 20.12.2017 (Wednesday).
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