In the wake of Assam Floods, Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu convened a special meeting of Railway Board officials in Railway Board. Shri Rajen Gohain, Minister of State for Railways was also present on the occasion. The meeting was attended by Member Traffic Mohd. Jamshed, Member Engineering, Shri A.K.Mital, Member Rolling Stock Shri Ravindra Gupta, Secretary, Railway Board, Shri R.K.Verma, Director General (Health) Dr Anil Kumar, Director General (RPF) Shri Sudhir Pratap Singh.
In the meeting, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu directed the officials to ensure that Railways should work in close liasioning with the Assam Government, Arunachal Pradesh & NDRF. Minister of Railways has talked with CMs of Assam & Arunachal Pradesh & Secretary members of NDRF. Taking stock of the situation, he emphasised that Railways should ensure that it actively coordinates with the National Disaster Management teams working in Assam. He also asked the officials to ensure that drinking water supply, food grains, medicines, healthcare facilities & food grain movement for North East should be given priority & ensure smooth transportation by Railways. He directed the officials to extend possible assistance in repairing roads so smooth connectivity may be provided for rescue & relief.
Due to strict monitoring by Ministry of Railways, Rail services are fully operational & have not been affected by the flood. Railway officials of North Frontier Railways are keeping a keen watch on the situation. A special control room has been set up in North Frontier Railways. Railway Board is also monitoring situation closely.