Landslide and blockade hit trains services in NC Hills

Train services in central Assam`s North Cachar Hills district has been disrupted since yesterday by heavy landslide and a 72-hour railway blockade by a students organisation Thursday.

Updated: Jun 17, 2010, 12:04 PM IST

Haflong, Assam: Train services in central Assam`s North Cachar Hills district has been disrupted since yesterday by heavy landslide and a 72-hour railway blockade by
a students organisation Thursday.

The landslide and blockade affected the Agartala Special, Cachar Express, Barak Valley Passenger, Hill Queen and several other goods trains, railway sources said here today.
Landslides between Jatinga and Longrangjao as well as Mahur and Wadringdisa yesterday stopped rail traffic in the district, the sources said.

A 72-hour railway blockade sponsored by the Indigenous Students Forum had also halted movement of the trains in the district, the sources said.
The non-Dimasa ethnic group students are demanding bifurcation of the district into two autonomous districts as N C Hills was renamed `Dimahasao` recently.

Bureau Report