GUWAHATI, May 12 - Maligaon-headquartered Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) today said all arrangements have been put in place to receive the New Delhi-Dibrugarh Passenger Special, which will be the first passenger train to enter the State since enforcement of the nationwide lockdown.
The train departed from New Delhi this afternoon. It is scheduled to reach Guwahati at 7:50 pm tomorrow and Dibrugarh at 7 am on May 14.
A total of 1,122 passengers are travelling in the train.
�The premises of the stations, including the Guwahati railway station, are being cleaned regularly since the lockdown was imposed. We have also undertaken sanitization of the stations. Adequate security arrangements have been put in place at the Guwahati station and other places where the train will halt,� said Subhanan Chanda, Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of NFR.
He said the standard operating procedure (SOP) of the Assam government will be applicable for passengers who de-board at various stations of the State. After entering Assam, the train will have stoppages at Kokrajhar, Guwahati, Lumding and Mariani before finally reaching Dibrugarh.
�We are basically facilitating the transportation of passengers from New Delhi and other places to stations in Assam. Once the passengers de-board at the stations, the State government will take over responsibility of the commuters. After the passengers de-board further actions will be taken as per the State government�s SOP,� Chanda said, adding that NFR authorities are in touch with the Assam government.