Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Tripura’s Rail Connectivity to Receive Further Boost, Says CM Manik Saha

Chief Minister Manik Saha announced that Tripura’s rail connectivity will experience an additional enhancement with the operationalization of the train service from Agartala to Kolkata via Bangladesh. The successful trial run of the proposed Agartala and Gangasagar (Bangladesh) route, connecting Agartala to Kolkata through Bangladesh, has already been conducted.

Saha expressed gratitude, stating, “… Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised to provide HIRA (highways, I-way, railway, airway) to the northeastern state and he has done it.” He made these remarks after flagging off the Agartala-Deoghar Express train, equipped with LHB coaches, at Agartala railway station on Saturday.

The Chief Minister highlighted that the Centre has allocated Rs 260 crore to transform Agartala station into a world-class facility. Additionally, Rs 93 crore has been granted to convert three railway stations – Dharmanagar, Udaipur, and Kumarghat – into Amrit Bharat stations.

Saha remarked, “Currently, around 18 express and local trains are providing service to the people of the state which once was unbelievable. I thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Railway Minister for converting the Agartala-Deoghar express train equipped with LHB coaches.”

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