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NE Express: Meghalaya govt activates helpline numbers


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Shillong: The Meghalaya government has activated helpline numbers for citizens of Meghalaya who require assistance due to the derailment of the 12506 Delhi-Kamakhya North East Express derailed near the Raghunathpur station in Bihar’s Buxar district on Wednesday night, an official said on Thursday.

“We are in touch with the railway authorities and have been monitoring the situation. Citizens of Meghalaya can reach out to state authorities for assistance. Helpline No. 18003453644,” Chief Minister Conrad Sangma posted on his social media platform, X.

Further, in case of emergency, citizens can contact K. Thabah, Meghalaya House Guwahati – 7896167945, I Kharmon, District Transport Officer, Ri-Bhoi District – 887003923, Richie Momin – 9615208771, and Hubert Nongbri – 7005627065 for coordination and redressal of issues.

In another post, the Chief Minister said that he had spoken to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw about the train derailment.

“Spoke to Sh @AshwiniVaishnaw ji on the #NorthEastExpress train derailment at #Buxar. He informed that all injured passengers are being taken to hospitals, and trains to ferry passengers for onward journey have started. Our state officials are in touch to ensure that residents from Meghalaya are being provided assistance,” Sangma wrote on X.


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