The Ministry of Railways has extended train services linking the region with major urban centers like Mumbai and Hyderabad. According to sources, this strategic decision is part of ongoing efforts by the Ministry to strengthen rail connectivity between the Northeastern states and key cities across the country.
One noteworthy extension involves the Secunderabad-Guwahati weekly Express, Train No. 12513/12514, which has now been extended to reach Silchar in Southern Assam. The train’s scheduled stops between Guwahati and Silchar include Badarpur, New Haflong, Lumding, Hojai, and Jagiroad Stations. Departing from Silchar Station every Wednesday at 07:45 p.m., the train is set to arrive at Secunderabad on Friday at 03:35 a.m. On its return journey, Train No. 12513 (Secunderabad-Guwahati-Silchar) Express will depart from Secunderabad Station on Saturdays at 04:35 p.m. and reach Silchar Station on Mondays at 11:45 p.m.
Similarly, another notable extension is the Lokmanya Tilak-Kamakhya weekly Express, Train No. 12519/12520, which has been extended to Agartala in Tripura. This extension includes stoppages at Ambassa, Dharmanagar, Badarpur, New Haflong, Lumding, Hojai, and Chaparmukh Stations between Guwahati and Agartala. Commencing from Agartala Station every Thursday at 06:00 a.m., the train is scheduled to arrive at Lokmanya Tilak Station on Saturdays at 04:15 p.m. On the return journey, Train No. 12519 (Lokmanya Tilak-Kamakhya-Agartala) Express will depart from Lokmanya Tilak Station on Sundays at 07:50 a.m., reaching Agartala Station on Tuesdays at 07:50 p.m.