First successful trial run of goods train held from Bangladesh to Agartala

In yet another major development to the ongoing Agartala-Akhaura rail link project work connecting Tripura with Bangladesh, the first trial run of goods train is held successfully from Bangladesh’ Gangasagar to Tripura’s Nischintapur on Monday.

Briefing the media regarding the successful trial run of the goods train from Bangladesh to Tripura, the executive engineer of the Agartala-Akhaura rail link project Kulindra Chowdhury said, “This is the first trail run held with the goods train from Bangladesh has successfully rolled on the track to reach Tripura’s Nischintapur station.”

“The trial run is held through Meter Gauge section upto Nischintapur for goods train only, while it would take another two month time to roll passenger train through Broad Gauge section from Nischintapur to Agartala rail station,” he told reporters.

He also said that a six-member delegation from Bangladesh comprising of loco pilot, co-pilot and executive engineers has come with the goods train to reach here at Nischintapur. He however said that the goods train service would be officially inaugurated soon.

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