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The Centre has approved Rs 180 crore for the rebuilding of the railway network in Assam's Dima Hasao district, which was ravaged by floods and landslides.

On Monday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma acknowledged the Centre's contribution of Rs 180 crore for restoration efforts.

Mr Sarma added, "The Railway Ministry has also guaranteed us that the railway network restoration work in Dima Hasao district will be completed by July 10 this year."

"Repairing the damaged segments of the critical rail link will restore communication between Assam's Barak and Brahmaputra valleys, as well as connect Tripura, Mizoram, and parts of Manipur to the rest of the country," Mr Sarma added.

On Sunday, the Chief Minister of Assam met with Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw in New Delhi.

After floods ravaged the state in mid-May, the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) suspended all trains through Lumding-Badarpur Hill Section to Barak Valley, Tripura, Mizoram, and Manipur due to damage to railway tracks at several locations.

So far this year, 24 people have died in Assam due to severe floods and landslides.