Guwahati: Train services to and from the north east have been severely hit and more than 20,000 passengers have been stranded at different places following violence in lower Assam which has claimed 25 lives.     

North East Frontier Railway spokesman N Bhattacharjee on Tuesday said that 11 down trains from Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Kamakhya railway stations have been cancelled.
    
Altogether 21 trains, including the Guwahati-bound Rajdhani Express, have been halted at different places along the route leaving more than 20,000 passengers stranded.
    
Unidentified elements had pelted stones and damaged four coaches of the Guwahati-bound Rajdhani Express earlier in the day at Gossaigaon in Kokrajhar. However, no one was hurt.
    
The Delhi-bound Rajdhani Express was halted on Monday at Pratapkhat between Kokrajhar and Gossaigaon by angry protestors who squatted on tracks.
    
The down trains cancelled by NF Railway due to non-arrival of corresponding trains include Rajdhani Express, Kamrup Express and Brahmaputra Mail from Dibrugarh station.
    
The trains cancelled from Guwahati station include Bangalore Express, Sampark Kranti Express, North East Express, Avadh Assam Express, Kanchanjunga Express and Dadar Express.
    
The cancelled trains from Kamakhya station include Danapur bound Capital Express and Ranchi Express, Bhattacharjee said.

(Agencies)

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