After landslides in May, the Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) rebuilt the 85-km Lumding-Badarpur railway line in Assam.
According to the scope and severity of the damage to the railroad tracks, Sabyasachi De, chief public relations officer for NFR, said that the repair work is being done at the fastest pace in Indian Railways' history while dealing with such severe natural disasters. Local passenger trains will resume operating in the coming days, he added, even if long-distance trains that have been suspended since May won't soon be able to restore service for operational reasons.
"We have tested light engines, and starting on Tuesday, freight trains have also been running. There has been a freight train despatched to Tripura carrying sugar.