Connecting Assam to Tamil Nadu a weekly Express train has been flagged off today from Silghat to Tambaram fulfilling a long standing demand of the people of Central Assam.
Minister of State (MoS) for Railways, Rajen Gohain flagged off the train from Nagaon Station which is scheduled to leave from Silghat Town every Friday at 8.30 am to reach Tambaram at 8.50 pm on Sunday. On return journey, the train will leave from Tambaram at 09.45 pm on Monday to reach Silghat Town at 09.45 am on Thursday.
This train is an extension of the Guwahati-Tambaram Express which will benefit people of four central Assam districts reach Chennai.
Speaking at the inauguration event, Gohain said that the people of Nagaon, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Sonitpur no longer require to go to Guwahati to avail a train to visit Chennai.
The train will also help tourists visit the Kaziranga National Park as they can now get down at Jakhalabandha which is a short distance from Kaziranga, he added.
The MoS also assured the people that more trains will run from Nagaon to places like Mumbai and Delhi, and after completion of the development work of Silghat Town, more long distance trains will start from there.