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2017’s Tripura : Modi gifts Rajdhani Express, Manik Sarkar gifts FAKE 12000 Jobs & scam filled 10323 Teachers Job cancellation
Sanjay Majumder
2017’s Tripura  : Modi gifts Rajdhani Express, Manik Sarkar gifts FAKE 12000 Jobs & scam filled 10323 Teachers Job cancellation
PHOTO : Tripura's dream Rajdhani Express was inaugurated on Saturday. TIWN Pic Oct 28

Modi gifts Rajdhani Express, Manik Sarkar gifts FAKE 12000 Jobs & scam filled 10323 Teachers Job cancellation : Statewide festive mood welcomes Rajdhani Express inauguration on Saturday

Tripura’s lakhs of hopes turned into reality when Union Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain flagged off the much eagerly awaited Rajdhani Express on Saturday at 2.30pm from Agartala Station.

In comparison to Modi Govt’s gifts of broad gauge and Rajdhani express, Tripura’s corrupt Chief Minister Manik Sarkar burdened State with 12000 FAKE Jobs & 10323 cancelled jobs so destroying future over 22,323 lives.

After Meter gauge to Broad Gauge conversion in 2016, Tripura had been continued to get express trains. In 2016 itself, July 31st state got another new Railway connectivity with New Delhi's via Tripura Sundari Express train and now finally, with Rajdhani Express's official inauguration that will be held at Agartala Railway station (1 PM), Tripura passengers can cover Rajdhani Delhi's journey within 40 hours. Excitement, happiness have gripped that station workers, employees, passengers across Agartala Railway Station. Modi’s ‘Act East’ Policy in action finally grinding Manik Sarkar’s corrupt era of 25 years.

TIWN visited and talked to all sections of people gathered at the Agartala Railway Station on Saturday.

In 2016 before the Broad gauge, Agartala Railway Station was seen less busy, less crowded but today due to the availability of local trains as well as express trains the station remains all the time busy amidst tight security.

Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain flagged off the much expected Rajdhani Express train between Tripura capital Agartala and Delhi's Anand Vihar station.

"The Rajdhani Express with some empty coaches successfully conducted trial services in between Agartala and southern Assam's Lumding earlier this month," an official of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) said.

"The Rajdhani Express from Agartala would reach Anand Vihar station in around 40 hours covering 16 stations in Tripura, Assam, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh," the official added.

Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy was present in the inaugural function along with two state ministers as people appreciated Railway Ministry's bold step of keeping foul mouthed Chief Minister Manik Sarkar away.

Agartala would be the third city in northeast India after Assam's Guwahati and Dibrugarh to be connected by a Rajdhani Express. 

With the extension of the metre gauge track up to Agartala through southern Assam, Tripura became the first state capital in the northeast in October 2008 to be brought on India's rail map after the country's independence. Subsequently, the metre gauge was converted into broad gauge.

The NFR is now further extending the railway lines up to southern Tripura's bordering town Sabroom, 135 km south of Agartala.

Agartala got broad gauge facility by March 2016. Works for conversion in BG from a small meter gauge track from Lumding to Silchar in Assam was completed in March 2015 Freight services to Agartala had already resumed by then.

It was 31st July 2016 when Suresh Prabhu the then Railway Minister of India inaugurated the Agartala-New Delhi, ‘Tripura Sundari Express linking the broad gauge with the rest of the country.  

Rajdhani Express  at Agartala Railway Station with 14 coaches in total to travel Tripura from Agartala to New Delhi with an exclusive journey experience. Among the 14 coaches 1 coach will be for AC (First Class), 1 coach for AC Hot Buffet Car, 2 will be Tier and rest of 8 will be AC-3 Tier (Power cum Luggage Van).

Agartala to Anand Vihar Rajdhani Express will be a 40 hours journey. Tripura already was facilitated with Tripura Sundari express which takes 48 hours i.e. total 2 days to reach Anand Vihar but now with Rajdhani atleast 8 hours will be save as the journey will take only 40 hours.  

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