An Indian train driver flags off a train from Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station in New Delhi on February 25,2016. Indian Railway minister Suresh Prabhu is set to announce the Indian Railways Budget on February 25. AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA
An Indian train driver flags off a train from Hazrat Nizamuddin railway station in New Delhi on February 25,2016. Indian Railway minister Suresh Prabhu is set to announce the Indian Railways Budget on February 25. AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA

Agartala: Passenger and goods train services from Tripura to rest of the country will start this month, an official said today.

The Railway Ministry has already sent sanction letter for plying goods train from this month up to Jirania, near here, and the state asked the Food Corporation of India (FCI) to take steps for unloading foodgrains in the Jirania station, Tripura Transport Secretary Samarjit Bhowmick said.

Besides, the Kanchanjangha Express would also be operational from here as an originating station from this month, he said. The ministry has also agreed to start passenger trains from here to Silchar from April, Bhowmick said. Tripura came to the broad gauge railway map in March this year. The first goods train reached here on a trial run on February 22 from Assam’s Badarpur town.

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