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Jan Shatabdi Express extended from Agartala to Manipur’s Khongsang

President Droupadi Murmu will flag off the inaugural special train with a Vistadome coach from Agartala railway station at 8:45 am on October 13..

GUWAHATI:

In a bid to further extend rail connectivity in Manipur, Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has decided to operate the Jan Shatabdi Express train between Agartala to Jiribam up to Khongsang in Manipur, a senior railway official said here.

President Droupadi Murmu will flag off the inaugural special train with a Vistadome coach from Agartala railway station at 8:45 am on October 13..

Further, the inaugural time of 02516/02515 (Agartala–Kolkata-Agartala) has been revised to start at 8:45 am.

Inaugural special train No 02097 between Agartala and Khongsang will reach Khongsang at 6 pm on the same day.

The train will commence its regular journey from October 14 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

“This section has been newly constructed under Jiribam – Imphal new line project. Train journey travel time is less than half as the journey time will be around seven hours covering a distance of 300 kms against about 15 hours or so by road,” the officiaal said.

The Jan Shatabdi will be having new Linke Hofmann Busch coaches with latest amenities for passengers.

Moreover a Vistadome coach has also been added in this train.

During its regular run train No 12097 (Agartala-Khongsang) Jan Shatabdi Express will depart from Agartala at 6 am from October 14 to reach Khongsang at 1:40 pm on the same day. In return direction, train No 12098 (Khongsang-Agartala) Jan Shatabdi Express will depart from Khongsang at 2:40 pm of October 14 to reach Agartala at 10 pm on the same day. The train will run with a composition of 8 coaches.

One Vistadome coach, one AC chair car, four non – AC chair car, one Luggage cum power car and one guard cum luggage rake.

Both the inaugural special train and regular run the train will run via Ambasa, Dharmanagar, New Karimganj, Badarpur Jn., Arunachal, Jiribam, Vangaichungpao, Rani Guidinlieu and Thingou.

The details of stoppages and timings of this train are available at IRCTC website and through NTES and are also being notified in various newspapers and social media platforms of N.F. Railway. Passengers are requested to verify the details before undertaking their journey, he added.

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