Passenger train service likely to start from April in Agartala



The new expecting passenger train service from Tripura and to the rest of India is likely to start in April, a railway officer said.

“After completion of all technical, logistical and administrative formalities by mid-April, the train will start running via Guwahati,” said Pranav Jyoti Sharma, spokesman of the Northeast Frontier Railway.

He said  Shailesh Kumar Pathak, the Commissioner of Railway Safety (CRS) was now examining the technical aspects of the newly laid Agartala-Badarpur (Assam) broad gauge railway line.
Pathak, who met Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on yesterday, told reporters that the broad gauge line laid up to Agartala was “excellent and unique”.

The first commercial freight train arrived in Tripura on February 22 from Assam’s Badarpur town.

Assam’s Barak Valley was brought on the broad gauge rail map previous year. A regular passenger train service between Silchar and Guwahati started on 21st November 2015.