Indian Railways, in a move to bolster rail connectivity between the Northeast and the rest of the country, unveiled two new trains in the region and extended the services of two existing ones. Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw participated virtually in the inauguration from New Delhi, while Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha attended the ceremony at the Guwahati and Agartala railway stations, respectively.
Railways Minister Vaishnaw emphasized the alignment of these initiatives with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to enhance rail connectivity across northeastern states and important cities in India.
The newly introduced trains are the 15617/15618 Guwahati-Dullabcherra-Guwahati Express and the daily DEMU train 07688/07687 Agartala-Sabroom-Agartala. Additionally, the extended services apply to the 12519/12520 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus-Kamakhya-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express train, now extending to Agartala, and the 12514/12513 Guwahati-Secunderabad-Guwahati Express train, extended to Silchar.