Soon Rajdhani will ply bi-weekly like Agartala-Bengaluru Humsafar Express: Tripura CM Biplab Deb

Humsafar Express, a luxurious train of Indian Railways will connect Bengaluru with Agartala to travel 3,542 km distance within 64 hours and its fare is a bit more than other long distance trains.

Published: 23rd May 2018 12:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd May 2018 12:26 PM   |  A+A-

File Photo of Rajdhani Express for Representational Purposes. | PTI

By ANI

AGARTALA: After flagging off the bi-weekly Humsafar Express from Agartala, Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb assured that very soon Rajdhani express would also run bi-weekly from here.

Biplab in the presence of the other Ministers, MLAs and Railway officials flagged off bi-weekly Humsafar Express from Agartala railway station on Tuesday.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi had declared to transform India in transportation sector. Today Northeast is moving in that direction and bi-weekly movement of Hamsafar express proves that. Very soon Rajdhani express shall also start bi-weekly from here," Biplab told media here.

He further said work for laying alternate rail track will also begin soon assured as the state will become a business gateway of the region.

Humsafar Express, a luxurious train of Indian Railways will connect Bengaluru with Agartala. It will travel 3,542 km distance within 64 hours and its fare is a bit more than other long distance trains.

In the last four years, Tripura witnessed a lot of development in the connectivity segment, Biplab said adding that the Narendra Modi led-government has sanctioned Rs. 90, 000 crore for railway development in the Northeast region.

Meanwhile, Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain was also present at the event. (ANI)

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