Indian Railways Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu today said four new express trains will ply from Silchar by April this year.
“Our focus is to connect the entire North East with the rest of India through rail network. As part of this plan, we will introduce four new express trains from Silchar by April,” Prabhu said here.
The trains will run from Silchar to Agartala in Tripura, Tinsukia in Assam, Mumbai and Chennai he said, adding one intercity train will also be started between Silchar and Guwahati.
Prabhu today flagged off the ‘Sampark Kranti Express’, which was extended to Silchar from Guwahati and will go to New Delhi and said one heritage train will be started in Barak valley soon.
The Railway Minister also inaugurated the Badarpur-Jirania and Badarpur-Jiribam sections for trial run.
“The Central government gives emphasis on rail and road connectivity. We will implement many projects for development of communication in the region and there is no constraint for funds,” he added.