Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Pratima Bhowmik, inaugurated a new fully air-conditioned train service from Agartala to Kolkata, marking a significant milestone in improving connectivity and accessibility. Speaking at the inauguration, Minister Bhowmik praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the developmental strides achieved under the double-engine government. She emphasized the critical role of Indian Railways as the lifeline of the country and highlighted the remarkable progress in rail connectivity in Tripura and the entire Northeast region under the leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government. The new train, equipped with 11 coaches initially and the potential to expand to 22 coaches, will operate on a weekly basis, facilitating convenient and affordable travel for the people of Tripura.
Minister Pratima Bhowmik expressed her admiration for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP-led government’s commitment to development across all sectors. She lauded the significant progress in rail connectivity throughout the country and particularly in Tripura and the Northeast region. Under the able leadership of Prime Minister Modi, Indian Railways has witnessed remarkable growth, serving as a vital lifeline for transportation and connecting people from diverse regions. The introduction of the fully air-conditioned train between Agartala and Kolkata exemplifies the government’s dedication to improving connectivity and fostering economic growth.
Highlighting the importance of Kolkata as a neighboring city for the people of Tripura, Minister Bhowmik emphasized that a considerable number of individuals travel between the two cities daily for various purposes. The newly launched train, with its fully air-conditioned coaches, will provide a comfortable and affordable travel option for the residents of Tripura. The weekly train service is expected to meet the growing demand for convenient transportation and facilitate smoother journeys for business, education, tourism, and other purposes.
Minister Pratima Bhowmik celebrated the inauguration of the new train as a gift to Tripura on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 9th anniversary in office. She acknowledged the Prime Minister’s unwavering commitment to the development of the Northeast region since assuming office on May 16, 2014. The train service, a long-awaited aspiration of the people of Tripura, reflects the government’s dedication to fulfilling the region’s connectivity needs and fostering growth and progress.
Minister Bhowmik extended her gratitude to Minister of Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw, for spearheading the launch of the train service, which incorporates state-of-the-art facilities. The Minister highlighted the efforts of the Railways Ministry in providing cutting-edge amenities to enhance the travel experience and ensure passenger comfort. The fully air-conditioned coaches are a testament to the government’s commitment to modernizing and upgrading railway infrastructure.
The new train service is poised to have a positive impact on the economy and tourism in Tripura. Improved connectivity between Agartala and Kolkata will facilitate the movement of goods, fostering trade and commerce. The enhanced accessibility will also attract more tourists to explore the cultural, natural, and historical treasures of Tripura, promoting economic growth and creating employment opportunities for local communities.
The inauguration of the fully air-conditioned train between Agartala and Kolkata marks a significant milestone in enhancing connectivity and accessibility for the people of Tripura. Minister Pratima Bhowmik’s appreciation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP-led government’s