AGARTALA, April 20 - Passenger and goods train services from Tripura to rest of the country will start this month, an official said today.
The Railway Ministry has already sent sanction letter for plying goods train from this month up to Jirania, near here, and the State Government has asked the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to take steps for unloading foodgrains in Jirania station, Tripura Transport Secretary Samarjit Bhowmick said.
Besides, Kanchanjangha Express would also be operational from here as an originating station from this month, he said.
The Ministry has also agreed to start passenger trains from here to Silchar from April, Bhowmick said.
Tripura entered the broad gauge railway map in March this year. The first goods train reached here on a trial run on February 22 from Assam�s Badarpur town. � PTI