New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the broad gauge train service between Delhi and Agartala from the national capital on July 31. Simultaneously, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu will flag off the service from the Agartala end, Tripura Transport Minister Manik Dey told reporters.
State transport minister Manik Dey said tracks had been laid between Lumding and Agartala three months ago but services could not be started as the hill section in Assam would often be blocked due to repeated landslides. Top officials of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) arrived here to finalize details of the flagging-off ceremony. NFR has also started goods train services from Guwahati to Silchar and Agartala.