Another DEMU train will run on Agartala-Sabroom rail route. Earlier 3 DEMU trains were running on this route.
Transport and Food Minister Sushanta Chowdhury said this at a press conference organized at the Secretariat on Thursday.
He further said, “Considering the increase in the number of passengers, their needs and convenience, a letter was recently sent to the Union Railway Minister requesting to increase the number of DEMU trains on this route. In this context, the Union Ministry of Railways decided to run another DEMU train immediately for the convenience of the people of the state.”
Minister Chowdhury thanked the Union Railway Minister for this decision of the Union Ministry of Railways in the interest of the people of the state.
The Transport Minister also said, “The Union Finance Ministry has declared the state’s Maharaja Bir Bikram (MBB) Airport as a customs check post. A gadget notification has also been released accordingly. This announcement by the Union Finance Ministry is a positive step in launching the Agartala-Chittagong international air link.”
Chowdhury further said that if the MBB airport comes under the immigration check post in the coming days, air traffic on the Agartala-Chittagong route will start soon.
The Transport Minister expressed hope that the issue of immigration check post will be completed very soon.