DOOMDOOMA, July 23 - The Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) train service between Dibrugarh and Dangari was resumed on Monday. The service was suspended from August 3, 2018 between Tinsukia and Dangari.
Unlike earlier, now it will run between Dibrugarh town to Dangari instead of Tinsukia Junction to Dangari to enable the passengers of Borhapjan, Doomdooma, Talap and Dangari to catch the mail/express trains like Tinsukia -Naharlagun Satabdi Express, Ledo-Rangiya Intercity Express, Kamrup Express etc.
According to the new schedule, the train will depart from Dibrugarh town at 10:40 am and reach Dangari at 2:10 pm. Again, in its return journey it will leave Dangari at 2:30 pm and reach Dibrugarh town at 5:45 pm.
However, there is discontentment among the commuters for withdrawal of the train service in the morning hours. Talking to this correspondent at Doomdooma station a few passengers said that if the timing of the train shifted to morning hours it would benefit the public, especially the patients who go to AMCH, Dibrugarh frequently.
While welcoming the restart of the DEMU train service after a gap of 11 months, Makum-Saikhowa (Sadiya) Railpath Suraksha Samity which has been fighting for the cause of development of railways in this section since 1998, demanded the railway authority to start another train service in the morning for the convenience of the patients, students, office goers and businessmen in particular.
Talking to this correspondent, Dhiren Deka, the secretary of the Samity said that the Samity had renewed its earlier demand to extend the railway line to Saikhowa for which a proposal was taken in the Railway Budget of 2012.
�If this line is extended up to Saikhowa it will be then possible to introduce long distance mail/express trains in this route from Saikhowa for the benefit of the people of the north-eastern part of Assam as well as neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh which has its border with China,� Deka added.