This is one of the most adventurous, scenic , most beautiful and the most riskiest Meter Gauge Rail Road of the Indian Railways – North East Frontier Zone located in the Indian State of Assam.

This was one of the terrains which I wanted to explore since ages and luck finally struck me when its high time for the section to undergo Broad Gauge Conversion . Never the late I made it .

The video will justify why this section is known as the most beautiful stretch, how ever what is so risky about this Section ?

There are two kinds of risk that one can encounter in this section.

The first one being frequent Land slides which can leave your train stranded in the midst of the dense forests for several hours or even days until restoration. The terrain receives the highest rain fall round the year. The road connectivity is very poor and is not easily accessible from the Rail route.

The second one being a major risk with the presence of local insurgent – terrorist groups living deep inside the forests who often tend to harm the travelers and Railway authorities .

There have been several instances from the recent past that these activist groups have opened fire at a approaching train, brutally killing people on board the train for valuables and money, kidnapping the Security Personnel’s , bomb blasts on moving trains, blowing off Railway tracks , vandalizing railway property and many more such devastating incidents . This is one of the main reasons why the tourists fear to explore this dangerous section .

With extreme risk surrounding this corridor, I still dared to take a chance to explore this section . The most daring and the thrilling part of this trip was Foot plating all alone on the YDM-4 Locomotive in the dense forests and ghats sections. I bet this journey was the most memorable & thrilling one I’ve ever had in my life so far.

The video is shot on board the Lumdning – Silchar – Lumding Barak Valley Express. The video covers the scenic spots from River Dyang , Haflong hill, Jatinga ,Harangajao & Barak River. Hope you enjoy the North East.

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