CM Dr. Sarma Attends Launch, Extension of Railway Services in Northeast, J&K
Ever Since Modi ji became PM, NE and J&K witnessing positive transformations on multiple fronts: CM Dr. Sarma
Grateful to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw for his Ministry’s Relentless Focus on Development, Modernization of Railway Services in NE: CM Dr. Sarma
Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday took part in the flagging off ceremony of new trains and extension of train services in the Northeast and Jammu and Kashmir at an event held simultaneously at New Delhi, Guwahati, Silchar, Agartala and Srinagar and connected through the videoconferencing method. Services of the Guwahati – Secunderabad Express has been extended up to Silchar in Cachar district while that of Kamakhya – Lokmanya Tilak Express’ service has been extended up to Agartala, the capital of Tripura. These apart, a new tri-weekly direct train service between Dullabcherra in Karimganj district of the State with Guwahati and a new Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) service between Agartala and Sabroom, providing an additional service to the southernmost end of Tripura with the State capital, were also flagged off today. A special train service between Budgam and Banihal in Jammu and Kashmir was also launched today.
Speaking at the ceremony held at the premises of the Guwahati railway Station, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma referred to the launch and extension of the above rail services as historic moments for both the North-eastern parts of the country and Jammu and Kashmir. Dr. Sarma said ever since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister, the Union government has been taking numerous initiatives aimed at ensuring development of the Northeast and Jammu and Kashmir. After years of relentless works on the developmental front under the abled leadership of Prime Minister Modi, the people of these two regions have been able to witness the positive transformations on all fronts at the ground level, he added.
Chief Minister Dr. Sarma also extended his gratitude towards Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw for his ministry’s continuous focus on railway network expansion and modernization in the Northeast. The railway services launched today shall immensely contribute towards fulfilment of hopes and aspirations of the people of Northeast to a great extent, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma added.
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Tripura Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, along with a host of other dignitaries, were present through the videoconferencing method.