Sinlung /
06 August 2014

Train Services Resume in Mizoram After NGOs Lift Weeklong Blockade

Silchar, Aug 6 : After a weeklong blockade, train services resumed in Mizoram on Tuesday.

A meeting between officials from Assam, Mizoram and the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) resolved the crisis and train services resumed from Tuesday afternoon. The Silchar-Bairabi passenger left Silchar at 4pm on Tuesday for Bairabi in Mizoram, NFR officials said.

Since July 29, the movement of Mizoram-bound trains was regulated between Silchar and Lala Bazar stations in Assam due to a rail blockade by a couple of NGOs on either side of the Assam-Mizoram border.

Officials of both states and NFR met at Hailakandi on Monday. Kolasib district deputy commissioner Jitendra Yadav said adequate security arrangements would be made for smooth movement of trains in Mizoram. Bairabi, an important trade hub, is Mizoram's railhead.


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