GUWAHATI: While goods train service have resumed service from August 29 after restoration of Bridge no 133, work is going on in full swing at site for completion of balance work and further relaxation of speed.
A press note from the NF Railway informed that as only “UP” line has been restored and traffic in Telta – Sudhani block section is plying at restricted speed of 10 KMPH, authorities have decided to go in for gradual introduction of passenger services from September 3. (see table for list of trains)
In other news, the Railway Protection Force has rescued more than 214 minor children from January – July this year.
A press note from the NF Railway informed that during the period from January to July, 2017 RPF detected 75 cases of theft of stolen railway property. 93 criminals were arrested and stolen property worth Rs. 9, 58,845/- were recovered.
The RPF arrested and prosecuted as many as 94,949 offenders under various sections of Railway Act and fine to the tune of Rs. 5, 57, 74,905/- was realised during the period from January to July, 2017. During this period, the RPF apprehended 20 touts and prosecuted them under section 143 of Railway Act.
Further, contraband goods worth Rs. 3, 20, 43,549/- were recovered on 79 occasions with arrest of 27 criminals during this period.
More over during this period 18 criminals involved in drugging and looting of passengers and 18 criminals involved in theft of passengers belongings were also arrested and handed over to GRP for further action.
Also, during the current year, the RPF also recovered huge quantity of explosive, gelatin sticks, detonator, fuse wire at Kamakhya and Bihara railway stations with arrest of two persons. Another person was arrested along with a revolver. All arrested persons were handed over to GRP after registering cases.
More recently, the RPF also distributed food and clothes to flood victims of Lakhimpur and Karimganj districts of Assam.
The Tool Free RPF Helpline no. 182 is functioning round the clock and providing facility to travelling passenger in lodging complains and seeking assistance without breaking their journey, the press note added.
Meanwhile, a massive Cleanliness drive over all the five divisions of NF Railway i.e Katihar, Alipurduar ,Rangia, Lumding & Tinsukia including Maligaon Head Qrs, involving more than 665 officers and staff started from August 16 as a part of countrywide “Swachhta Pakhwada” being organised in Indian Railways concluded today.
The theme of the Swachhta Pakhwada observed by the N F Railway was to spread swachhta awareness and implementation in Railway premises including Railway colonies and trains with a focus on role of Railway Officers, staff and their family members in taking sanitation initiatives.
The main objective of the Swachhta Pakhwada has been ‘cleanliness, inside out’ – to sensitize and ensure good health and hygiene by providing employee their family and rail users with awareness on clean and safe environment, personal health, hygiene and good practices including hand washing on cleanliness, in order to create safe, healthy, clean and green environment.