BY TC News Desk
Agartala, October 18, 2023: In a bid to enhance rail connectivity to North-eastern states, two train services will be extended upto Silchar and Agartala and two new train services will be introduced. Train No. 15617/15618 Guwahati – Dullabcherra – Guwahati tri-weekly express will be flagged off from Guwahati and extended service of train No. 12514/12513 Guwahati – Secunderabad – Guwahati upto Silchar will be flagged from Silchar on 19th October, 2023. Also, train No. 07688/07687 Agartala – Sabroom – Agartala DEMU and extended service of train No. 12520/12519 Kamakhya – Lokmanya Tilak (T) – Kamakhya up to Agartala will be flagged from Agartala on same day.
Chief Minister of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma and Chief Minister of Tripura Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha along with other dignitaries will be present at Guwahati and Agartala Railway Stations respectively. Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology will also join the flagging off programme online. Local MP/MLAs and other dignitaries will also be present at Silchar and Dullabcherra.
The extended service of train No. 12513/12514 (Secunderabad – Silchar- Secunderabad) Express will commence its regular journey from 21.10.2023, Saturday at 16:35 hours from Secunderabad and reach Silchar at 23:20 hours on Monday. In return journey the train will depart at 19:50 hours on Wednesday from Silchar and reach Secunderabad at 03:35 hours on Saturday.
The extended service of train No. 12519/12520 (Lokmanya Tilak Terminus – Agartala – Lokmanya Tilak Terminus) Express will commence its regular journey from 22.10.2023, Sunday at 07:50 hours from Lokmanya Tilak (T) and reach Agartala at 17:50 hours on Tuesday. In return journey the train will depart at 07:20 hours on Thursday from Agartala and reach Lokmanya Tilak (T) at 16:15 hours on Saturday.
The regular service of train No. 07688/07687 (Agartala – Sabroom – Agartala) daily DEMU Special will commence from 20.10.2023 leaving Agartala at 13.40 hours to reach Sabroom at 15:55 hours. In return journey the train will depart from Sabroom at 16:20 hours and reach Agartala at 18:50 hours.
The service of train No. 15617/15618 (Guwahati – Dullabcherra – Guwahati) Express will run three days a week i.e. on Monday, Wednesday & Saturday commencing journey from 21.10.2023 leaving Guwahati at 22:00 hours to reach Dullabcherra at 09:45 hours next day. In return journey the train will depart at 11:10 hours on Tuesday, Thursday & Sunday from Dullabcherra and reach Guwahati at 23:15 hours on same day.
However, inaugural special train No. 02514 (Silchar – Guwahati) will depart from Silchar at 15:50 hours to reach Guwahati at 01:40 hours next day; train No. 02520 (Agartala – Guwahati) will depart from Agartala at 15:50 hours to reach Guwahati at 05:20 hours next day; train No. 07686 (Agartala – Sabroom) DEMU will depart from Agartala at 15:50 hours to reach Sabroom at 18:10 hours same day and train No. 05617 (Guwahati – Dullabcherra) will depart from Guwahati at 15:50 hours to reach Dullabcherra at 03:00 hours next day.