Guwahati: Assam is facing severe flood situation these days due to heavy rains. Till now lakhs of people have been affected. Meanwhile, more than thousand passengers in Guwahati Express and Guwahati-Silchar Express trains are stuck amid the Assam floods. RailTel WiFi of Railways provided help to these people. Due to the mobile network in the area, people on board the train contacted their families with the help of RailTel WiFi.
RailTel last week allowed passengers of two stranded trains on the Lumding-Badarpur hill section in Assam to communicate using station Wi-Fi. Due to heavy rains, the mobile services of all the operators came to a complete halt. The affected area comes under Lumding Railway Division of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR).
After this, passengers made contact with their families using special service. The inclement weather and incessant rains have led to massive landslides and waterlogging at many places in the Lumding-Badarpur hill section. Explain that due to this, railway tracks, bridges, roads and communication networks have been damaged in this mountainous area.