Tripura CM flagged off the first Jan Shatabdi linking India's seven sisters

The inaugural Jan Shatabdi, which connects India's seven sisters, was launched off by Tripura's chief minister

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Tripura CM flagged off the first Jan Shatabdi linking India's seven sisters

Because of the Covid-19 restrictions, Railway Minister Ashwini Kumar Vaishnaw, Union Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Development of the North Eastern Region (DoNER) Minister G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Pratima Bhowmik, and Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh all attended the inauguration via video conferencing.

V.K. Tripathi, Chairman of the Railway Board and CEO, described the train in detail. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, the new train will run three times a week. It will complete the 300-kilometer trek in six hours.

Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) officials said the train comprises ten coaches, two AC chair cars, a two-second class chair car cum brake van, and six second class chair cars. The Agartala-Jiribam (12097) Jan Shatabdi Express will leave Agartala railway station at 6 a.m. and arrive in Jiribam at 12 p.m., according to the schedule. However, on the way back from Jiribam, the train will leave at 1600 hours and arrive at 2200 hours in Agartala.

Meanwhile, before arriving at Jiribam, it would stop at Ambassa, Dharmanagar, New Karimganj, Badarpur, and Arunachal (Silchar) stations.

Deb stressed the importance of extending rail connectivity as soon as possible to Imphal during his inauguration. The rail services will be beneficial to the people of both Tripura and Manipur, and will help to improve the two states' ties.

The Railways Department was praised by the ministers for their earnest and dedicated efforts. According to them, the Railway Department's efforts have resulted in the growth of rail connectivity in the northeastern region.

The opening of the Agartala-Jiribam Jan Shatabdi Express, according to Manipur's Chief Minister, is a significant example of connectivity between the two states.

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