Nadu, Andhra Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh, Himachal
Pradesh in North India, Assam, Bengal,
Sikkim in East India
Siliguri railway bridge collapses in heavy rain
(West Bengal): Railway services in Siliguri-New Jalpaiguri
region were affected following the collapse of a rail
bridge in Siliguri on Thursday morning in heavy rain.
Rain and strong river currents damaged the railway track,
leading to the collapse of the bridge. Heavy and relentless
rain over the past few days has led to the water level
of the River Balason and its tributaries flowing above
the danger mark. The bridge was a part of the metre gauge
unit, of the famous Darjeeling heritage rail service.
The route attracts a lot of foreign tourist thanks to
the beautiful landscape through which the route passes.
During the rainy season the river brings heavy loads of
water down from the Himalayas to the plains.