Flooding disrupts rail travel in Bago Region; Passenger safety ensured

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Waterlogged tracks at the Bago-Phayagyi Section is captured in the photo.

Heavy rainfall on 10 August flooded parts of the Bago Region, impacting the Yangon-Mandalay railway route. About 10 inches of water covered tracks from Bago-Phayagyi Station, forcing the temporary closure of the Bago-Phayagyi section at 6:41 pm.
The No 5 Up express train with 389 passengers stopped at Bago station at 7 pm, followed by the No 3 Up express train with 328 passengers at 7:50 pm. Myanma Railways, Railway Police, and local authorities ensured passenger safety and comfort.
Other trains, including the No 994 Down train, No 924 Down train, No 272 Down train, No 904 Down train, No 1 Up mail train, No 2 Down mail train, No 6 Down passenger express train, and No 4 Down express train, were also affected. Adjusted schedules and transfers were arranged for affected passengers.
Pending railway safety assurance plans to resume remaining passenger trains were in place, as stated by the Ministry of Transport and Communications. By 6:30 pm on the incident day, floodwaters receded, allowing the restoration of normal train operations. — MNA/KZW

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