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Posted: Aug 07 2016 (23:33)
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IR AffairsAug 07 2016 (20:21) Railways' grain trains to bail out Northeast - Times of India
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MEERUT/BIJNOR: T he Indian Railways has begun a massive exercise to send foodgrains to the flood-hit northeastern states and has cancelled many passenger trains while pressing its staff into service to reach relief to people in the region.
The crisis, according to officials, was compounded by two events happening together. While the 45-day strike of labourers in the Punjab zone of Food Corporation of India (FCI), which facilitates transport of grains to different states, created severe bottlenecks, movement of trucks on two arterial national highways - NH-8, that connects Assam with Tripura, and NH-2, which connects Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram with the rest of the country - has been affected for weeks due to one of the worst-ever floods in Assam.
Aug 07 2016 (23:33)
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Rlys mammoth task of sending PDS material ro remote North East...normally a FCI rake takes 17 days to reach Jorhat from Patiala...but owing to the pressur in MB div of NR,it'll probably take 3-4 days extra creating huge bottleneck of foodgrains supply in Assam.
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