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BG railway link to Agartala by mid-June: NFR


AGARTALA, June 1 - If everything falls in right place, Agartala, the capital of Tripura would be connected by BG train service by mid-June, said General Manager of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) HK Jaggi here on Wednesday.

The General Manager, who arrived here to review the preparation for the launch of BG train service from Agartala met Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and Transport Minister Manik Dey and briefed them about the NFR plan.

Speaking to media at the Civil Secretariat here, Jaggi said the NFR plans to flag off the much-delayed BG train service from Agartala by third week of June.

�All it depends on the condition of Badarpur-Lumding section of track in Assam where heavy shower over the past few days has been hampering the restoration work�, he said. Jaggi said the train service from Silchar to Lumding has been suspended due to damage caused by heavy shower although restoration works are in progress.

�Once the rain stops there, restoration work will gain momentum and we will start train service in the section. It will also pave the way for inauguration of BG train service from Agartala�, he said.

Jaggi said there is a shortage of railway coaches and it is the Railway Ministry which will decide how many trains will be offered to Tripura.

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