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New Delhi : Railways Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on July 14, 2017, convened a special meeting of Railway Board officials at Railway Board in the wake of Assam Flood. Rajen Gohain, Minister of State for Railways, was also present on the occasion.
Prabhu directed the officials to ensure that Railways should works in close liasioning with the Assam Government, Arunachal Pradesh & NDRF. He has already spoken to the CMs of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh and Secretary members of NDRF. Taking stock of the situation, Prabhu emphasised that Railways should ensure that it actively coordinates with the National Disaster Management teams working in Assam, according to a PIB release.

Prabhu asked the officials to ensure that drinking water supply, foodgrains, medicines, healthcare facilities and foodgrains movement for North East are given priority. He directed the officials to extend all possible assistance in repairing roads so that smooth connectivity may be provided for rescue and relief works.

The meeting was attended by Member (Traffic) Mohd Jamshed, Member (Engineering) A K Mital, Member (Rolling Stock) Ravindra Gupta, Secretary, Railway Board, R K Verma, Director General (Health) Dr Anil Kumar, Director General (RPF) Sudhir Pratap Singh.
Due to strict monitoring by Ministry of Railways, Rail services are fully operational and have not been affected by the flood in these states. Railway officials of North Frontier Railways are keeping a close watch on the situation. A special control room has been set up in North Frontier Railways. Railway Board is also monitoring situation closely.

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