The government has taken the initiative to start direct train service between Jammu and Kashmir with Agartala. Moreover, initiatives have also been taken to launch Agartala-Mumbai and Agartala-Guwahati express trains.
For this purpose, an application has been made to the Ministry of Railways on behalf of the state government.
The state government is also thinking of applying for Agartala-Puri rail link.
Currently 9 express trains are running from the state. Transport Minister Pranjit Singh Roy said this while starting the Agartala-Deoghar special passenger train from Agartala railway station at Badarghat this evening.
It is to be noted that two special passenger trains have been arranged by the Central Railway Ministry at the special request of the Chief Minister Professor (Dr.) Manik Saha to facilitate the participation of the devotees of the state in the religious conference organized at the Satsang Ashram in Deoghar.
Among them, a train left Agartala railway station for Deoghar at 7 pm on Friday.
Another passenger train will leave for Deoghar tomorrow at 3 pm. After flagging off the train at Agartala railway station, Transport Minister Pranajit Singh Roy told reporters that apart from these two special trains, scheduled Deoghar trains will also run every Saturday. He said that the direct train service with Deoghar was started from July 6, 2018 with the efforts of the state government.
The train service was closed due to Corona epidemic and natural calamities. This train service was resumed on the special request of Chief Minister Prof. (Dr.) Manik Saha.