SILCHAR: Heavy showers throughout the week had pushed Barak Valley virtually to a 'landlocked' region as both road and rail transport had been severed due to massive landslides.
On the other hand, River Barak was overflowing as the water level at Annapurna ghat in Silchar recorded 19.87 metre, slightly above the Danger Level (19.83m). In Lakhipur water level of Barak had been recorded at 23.46 metre. The overflowing Gumra River had washed away Jhulan bridge in Kalaincherra TE on Saturday morning. In Nayatilla area of Ramkrishnanagar, a boundary wall of a LP school was broken due to heavy rain and a child had reportedly been killed.
Reports of heavy landslides in Badarpur Jowai road also poured in on Saturday. Road transport had been disrupted for the last couple of days.
Meanwhile, NF railway had cancelled all the trains in the hill section on Saturday noon following landslides at least in 14 sites. The Bengaluru-bound Humsafar Express coming from Agartala was stranded at Badarpur. Silchar-Guwahati passenger train was stranded at Ditekcherra. A source in Badarpur railway station informed that a train had already moved towards the spot to clear the track. However, sources indicated that normal running of trains would take at least two more days.
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