SILCHAR, Dec 23 - In a memorandum to Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, local student body All Cachar Karimganj Hailakandi Students Association (ACKHSA) has sought introduction of long-distance trains from Silchar to reduce the overcrowding of passengers in the solitary Silchar-Guwahati fast passenger train.
Rupam Nandi Purkayastha, chief advisor to the student body, in a release issued to the media said that a delegation of the ACKHSA recently met the Railway Minister in New Delhi and gave an account of the plight of the passengers who are struggling to get tickets because the only train which began its journey on November 21 is inadequate to accommodate the heavy rush.
�Already a number of goods trains are plying on the route and the passenger train is also connecting Silchar with the state capital every day. But there is large disappointment among the people regarding delay in starting express trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdi that would take them to other parts of the country. The Railway Ministry must look into the matter with priority,� he said.
Further, the members of the student body said that the Silchar-Karimganj-Mahishashan-Sylhet-Akhaura-Kolkata track and Silchar-Agartala-Akhaura-Kolkata track must be reactivated for the benefit of the people coming from those areas.