Guwahati, Sept 28: Far-flung areas of the Northeast now have direct connectivity with Mumbai and Secunderabad in the wake of the Ministry of Railways improving rail links between various parts of the region with major and important cities of India.
The Secunderabad-Guwahati weekly Express (train number 12513/12514) has been extended up to Silchar in southern Assam. The stoppages between Guwahati and Silchar will be at Badarpur, New Haflong, Lumding, Hojai and Jagiroad Station.
Similarly, the Lokmanya Tilak-Kamakhya weekly Express (train number 12519/12520) has been extended up to Agartala in Tripura. The stoppages between Guwahati and Agartala will be at Ambassa, Dharmanagar, Badarpur, New Haflong, Lumding, Hojai and Chaparmukh Stations.
“These train services will connect remote areas of Northeast with Mumbai and Secunderabad,” an NFR official informed here on Thursday.
The Silchar-Guwahati-Secunderabad Express (train number 12514) will now start from Silchar Station on Wednesday at 7.45 pm and reach Secunderabad on Friday at 3.35 am.
In the return journey, the Secunderabad-Guwahati-Silchar Express (train number 12513) will start from Secunderabad Station on Saturday at 4.35 pm and arrive at Silchar station on Monday at 11:45 pm.
The Agartala-Kamakhya-Lokmanya Tilak Express (train number 12520) will now start from Agartala Station on Thursday at 6am and arrive at Lokmanya Tilak Station on Saturday at 4:15 pm.
In the return journey, LokmanyaTilak-Kamakhya-Agartala Express (train number 12519) will depart from Lokmanya Tilak Station on Sunday at 7.50 am and will arrive at Agartala Station on Tuesday at 7:50 pm.