A total of 214 passengers  boarded the new train in its first journey.

The Dekargaon-Dibrugarh Intercity Special Express train was flagged off from Dekargaon on Monday.

A total of 214 passengers  boarded the new train in its first journey.

The train will link Tezpur and Dibrugarh via Bogibeel bridge, India’s longest rail-cum-road bridge over the Brahmaputra river.

Local people have expressed their enthusiasm with the inauguration of the new train as it has helped in connection of two important towns of the state.

The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) said that 100 per cent booking in the train have been through the Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) of the Indian Railways.

“On the very first day of its run, the Dekargaon (Tezpur)-Dibrugarh intercity train has evoked enthusiastic response among people with 100% booking in UTS class. A long cherished need has been fulfilled,” NFR tweeted.

The train has four general second class coaches, five second class day coach and 11 SLR coaches.

NF railway officials had earlier said that the Dekargaon-Dibrugarh Intercity Special Express train will be run on an experimental basis for a period of six months.

The NF Railway after the inauguration of the Bogibeel bridge in December last year, had introduced two Intercity Express train services.

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