PM to flag off Del-Agartala BG train service on July 31

Agartala: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the broad gauge train service between Delhi and Agartala from the national capital on July 31.

Simultaneously, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu will flag off the service from the Agartala end, Tripura Transport Minister Manik Dey told reporters here.

The new direct train would be named as ‘Tripureswari Super Fast express,’ he said.

Prabhu would also lay the foundation for the Agartala Akhaura railway service to connect India’s North-East with neighbouring Bangladesh, he said.

The two countries agreed to lay the tracks between Akhaura and Agartala during the visit of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to New Delhi in January 2010.