The Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal is set to inaugurate Garjee-Santir Bazar train service in Agartala on September 22.
Goyal, who would be on a four-day visit to Northeastern States beginning September 20, will dedicate another train service – Garjee/Santir Bazar from Agartala railway station.
Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, Transport Minister Pranajit Singha Roy and senior Railways official will also be present at the programme.
Goyal would arrive in Guwahati and review the status of the ongoing railway projects for the entire Northeastern region with NF Railway officials.
He will visit Shillong to review the progress of Byrnihat-Shillong railway link. Besides, he will also have a meeting with Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma before returning to Guwahati.
In his first visit to the Northastern States as Railways Minister, he will also pay a visit to Aizawl and Itanagar on September 23 where he is scheduled to hold meetings with Chief Ministers of both the States.
After launching of passenger service up to Santir Bazar, another destination – Sabroom will be left out of the country’s railway map. And, this will be done within next one year with NFR trying hard to take the railway network up to Sabroom, State’s southern most border subdivision with Bangladesh.