By TC News Desk
Agartala. 11th October 22 : Jogendra Singh Lakhra, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Lumding division under Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has said that the ongoing work of Agartala-Akhaura in Bangladesh railway link is expected to be completed within the next 4 to 5 months.
Addressing a press conference this afternoon at Agartala Railway Station, DRM Lakhra said the Indian Railways has been continuously taking proactive steps for enhancing railway connectivity and providing state of the art railway to the people of the landlocked state of Tripura which are heavily dependent on the railway for their transportation need.
“In the last few years railways has focused on improving tracks and station infrastructure in Tripura providing additional passenger train services improving the movement of goods in the region as well as value added services in the stations and trains. The work of international connectivity with Bangladesh through the Agartala – Akhaura project is also going on, and expected to be completed in the next 4-5 months”, the official said.
He further informed that keeping in line with this trend, and to satisfy the persistent demands from the people of Tripura for additional train services to Guwahati in Assam and Kolkata in West bengal, the Railways has extended the train upto Agartala.
“This train, which earlier used to run between Kolkata and Guwahati, will now operate between Agartala to Kolkata via Guwahat. The Railways has also been focusing on providing Shatabdi Express services in Tripura for speedy intercity day travel. The first ever lan Shatabdi Express train connecting jiribam in Manipur to Agartala in Tripura was started recently, which connected some important and historic towns like Badarpur, New Karimganj of Assam and Dharmanagar, Ambassa in Tripura”, he said.