Tripura: Tripura Chief Minister Biplap Kumar Deb, along with Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain, recently rolled out the weekly express train from Agartala railway station to Deoghar, Jharkhand.
The newly introduced train comprises of 16 coaches and will travel 1462 km in 39 hours to reach Deoghar. There will be 20 stoppages on its way from Agartala to Deoghar.
The train is expected to ease communication especially for pilgrims who often travel to the holy pilgrimage site of Deoghar.
A passenger said, ” We are very thankful to Chief Minister Biplab Kr Deb for the special train. Earlier, we had to go by flight and then board a train which was time-consuming but now we can directly travel to Deoghar.”
“The introduction of the new train would also cut down the cost as earlier it was difficult to pay airfar as not everybody could afford flight tickets,” said another.
Tripura Chief Minister said, “Work is going on in full swing to improve connectivity in Northeast region. I have already informed DoNER minister, Jitendra Singh to follow up. I have also consulted the IRCON to expedite the process of improving transport system in Tripura.”
In recent years, various plans and connectivity schemes have been implemented and chalked out in the Northeast region by the government. At present 12 trains are already running from Agartala Railway Station and more such railway projects are on cards.
During the flagging off ceremony, Union Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain emphasised on the need to expedite connectivity between Tripura and Bangladesh that would strengthen business ties between the two nations. (ANI)