By TC News Desk
Agartala: October 10. In order to further improve rail connectivity of Agartala with the rest of the country, Northeast Frontier Railway has decided to extend the service of Guwahati – Kolkata – Guwahati Express upto Agartala.
Train no. 02518/02517 (Guwahati – Kolkata – Guwahati) Express will be extended upto Agartala with a new train no. 02502/02501 (Agartala – Kolkata – Agartala) Express once a week. As per NFR PRO both the trains will run upto 30th April, 2023. The inaugural special of this extension will be flagged off by President of India on 13th October at 09:25 hours from Agartala railway station.
Inaugural special train between Agartala & Kolkata will be flagged off from Agartala station on 13th October, 2022 at 09:25 hours to reach Kolkata at 18:50 hours on the next day.
In return direction, the train will depart from Kolkata on 14th October at 22:00 hours to reach Agartala at 08:00 hours on 16th October.The inaugural special will run via New Karimganj, New Haflong, Guwahati, Goalpara Town, Kokrajhar, New Coochbehar, Kishanganj, Katwa and Bandel. It will run with a composition of 14 coaches. One First Class AC, five AC 3-tiers, six sleeper class coaches, one general sitting and one Guard cum Luggage Coach.
During its regular run train no. 02502 Agartala – Kolkata Express will depart from Agartala at 07:30 hours on every Wednesday to reach Kolkata at 15:00 hours on the next day. In return direction, train no. 02501 (Kolkata – Agartala) Express will depart from Kolkata at 21:40 hours on every Sunday to reach Agartala at 05:15 hours on Tuesday.Existing train no. 02518 (Guwahati – Kolkata) Express will depart from Guwahati at 21:00 hours on every Saturday to reach Kolkata at 15:00 hours on the next day. In return direction, train no. 02517 (Kolkata – Guwahati) Express will depart from Kolkata at 21:40 hours on every Thursday to reach Guwahati at 16:15 hours on the next day.