Bihar floods: Trains between Samastipur and Darbhanga suspended due to rising water levels on tracks

Train services between Samastipur-Darbhanga in Bihar have been temporarily suspended due to rising water levels on the railway tracks.

Asian News International July 28, 2019 15:55:39 IST
Bihar floods: Trains between Samastipur and Darbhanga suspended due to rising water levels on tracks
  • Train services between Samastipur-Darbhanga in Bihar has been temporarily suspended due to rising water levels on the railway tracks

  • The passenger trains which have been cancelled are 75225 Samastipur-Raxaul, 75207 Samastipur-Muzaffarpur and 75282 Darbhanga-Samastipur

  • Sheohar, Dharbangha, Sitamarhi, North Champaran, Madhubani, Araria and Kishanganj have been severely affected due to rising water levels in rivers

Darbhanga: Train services between Samastipur-Darbhanga in Bihar have been temporarily suspended due to rising water levels on the railway tracks.

Bihar floods Trains between Samastipur and Darbhanga suspended due to rising water levels on tracks

Representational image. AFP

Bihar Chief Public Relations Officer Rajesh Kumar said in a statement that on the bridge no. 16 near Hayaghat station in Samastipur-Darbhanga (SPJ-DBG) section water level is high and rising.

For the purpose of safety, train operation has been suspended in this section. The passenger trains which have been cancelled are 75225 Samastipur-Raxaul, 75207 Samastipur-Muzaffarpur and 75282 Darbhanga-Samastipur.

The trains which have been shortly terminated are Sealdah-Jaynagar Express, Ranchi-Jaynagar Express, Jaynagar-Sealdah Express, Anand Vihar Terminal Jaynagar Express, Kolkata Jaynagar Express and Jaynagar-Kolkata Express.

Some of the trains that have been diverted are Ahmedabad- Darbhanga Jansadharan Express, Kolkata Sitamarhi Express, Jaynagar Amritsar Express and Darbhanga-New Delhi Bihar Sampark Kranti Express.

Around 12 districts including Sheohar, Dharbangha, Sitamarhi, North Champaran, Madhubani, Araria and Kishanganj have been severely affected due to rising water levels in rivers following torrential rains.

On 19 July, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had kickstarted the process of sending cash relief of Rs 6,000 directly into the bank accounts of flood-affected families. However, several people living in flood-hit areas have claimed that they have not received any aid from the government.

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