NEW DELHI: Railway connectivity in India’s north eastern region will get boost on Monday with the launch and inauguration of two first broad gauge passenger trains to Murgongselek, the eastern most railway station on the north bank of the River Brahmaputra in Assam and to Bhalukpong in Arunachal Pradesh by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
Prabhu will flag off the 15613/15614 Guwahati- Murgongselek Inter-City Express and the 55719/55720 Dekargaon- Bhalukpong passenger trains through remote from New Delhi at 12.30 p.m. today.
He will also flag off the extension of the 55429/55430 Rangiya-Rangapara North Passenger train upto Dekargaon under the new number 55721/55722 and the extension of 55613/55614 Dekargaon-Harmuti Passenger train upto Murgongselek under the new number of 55813/55814.
Prabhu will also announce an increase in the frequency of the 15903/15904 Dibrugarh-Chandigarh Express from weekly to bi-weekly, said a railway ministry release.
Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and Arunachal Pradesh MLA Kumsi Sidisow will be present in Bhalukpong Railway Station, while Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbanda Sonowal and Assam MLA Pradan Barua will be present at the Murgongselek Railway Station for this landmark event in Indian railway history.