Agartala, Sep 30, 2023, TRIPURATIMES Desk
Agartala, Sept 30: Tripura is set to get direct rail connectivity with Mumbai before Durga Puja, Transport minister Sushanta Chowdhury said on Saturday.
The official announcement regarding the extension of Lokmanya Tilak (Mumbai)- Kamakhya (Guwahati) weekly express up to Agartala came on Friday.
Addressing a press conference at the secretariat, the Transport minister said, the weekly train would leave from Agartala at 6 am on every Thursday and on return journey, the train would depart from Lokmanya Tilak station at 7.50 am on every Sunday.
The train would cover the journey in two days and 7 hours. It would have stoppage at seven stations between Agartala and Guwahati. The stations are- Ambassa, Dharmanagar, Badarpur, New Halflong, Lumding, Hojai and Chaparmukh.
On behalf of the state government, the Transport minister conveyed his gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Minister for Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw for the new train service.
He said, 11 express trains are running from Agartala at present and three railway stations of Tripura- Dharmanagar, Kumarghat and Udaipur are being developed under Amrit Bharat Station scheme at an expenditure of Rs. 96.60 crore.
Chowdhury also said, the Agartala- Akhaura rail service would commence very soon and the newly installed escalator in Agartala railway station would be inaugurated soon.
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