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BG Railway engine chugs into the soil of Agartala : Railway chief promises to start passenger service from March 2016
BG Railway engine chugs into the soil of Agartala : Railway chief promises to start passenger service from March 2016
PHOTO : BG railway engine arrives at Agartala railway station. TIWN Pic Jan 11

AGARTALA, Jan 11 (TIWN): Adding a history to the golden pages of Tripura, the people of Agartala on Monday witnessed the trial run of the BG engine for the first time at Agartala Railway station. Huge enthusiasm and cheers marked the entry of the BG railhead at Agartala Railway station.From Agartala railway station the train again left for Bisalgarh. BG rail engine chugs in to the soil of Agartala, PM Modi's 'Look-East' policy brought historical moment for Tripura; direct trains to mainland may be over by March 2016. Tripura witnessed a historical moment Monday when BG (broad gauge) Railway engine entered for the first time in Agartala. The dream of the broad gauge train in Tripura seems to be not so far. The long wait of northeastern state of Tripura to have direct broad-gauge rail connectivity with rest of India might end by March this year, promises NFR chief Engineer H.K.Jaggi.Adding another milestone in the history of Tripura, the land-locked state has finally made its entry in the BG railway map of the country. Recently, with the trial run of the engine on the newly converted broad-gauge (BG) track of Agartala-Badarpur route upto Agartala railway station has created a milestone in the history of Tripura. Improving the transport and connectivity in the landlocked Tripura of the northeast region is one of the top most priorities of the government.

A lot of focus is being laid to enhance railway connectivity in the region.Finally the century old and much awaited dream of the people of the landlocked state came true today.

 The first BG engine chug into Agartala Railway station with joy and enthusiasm from the end of the people.

Union Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha is also scheduled to arrive in the state on a three day visit to review the ongoing railway project works presently undergoing in the state. However, Sinha would also visit the Agartala-Akhaura (15Km) new BG line project connecting India with Bangladesh and  will also visit to Border Security Check Post to monitor the status of the work.

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