DEMU train between Silghat Town & Guwahati Inaugurated
Dimapur, April 9 (EMN): A Diesel Electric Multiple Unit a.k.a DEMU train between Silghat Town & Guwahati was inaugurated and flagged off by Rajen Gohain, Minister of State for Railways at a ceremonial function on Saturday reported a press release from the PRO of NF Railways.
The release further added, “Flagging off the DEMU train, Rajen Gohain said, the new service will greatly benefit the sub-urban commuters within a 200km radius by providing a faster, efficient daily link with the capital city of Guwahati.
He stated that Railways is planning for more rail connectivity from Central Assam to the rest of the country.
As Silghat station is going to complete 100 years in few years time, N. F. Railway has drawn up plans for upgradation of the station including construction of high-level platforms and construction of Pit Line and Sick Lines.”
During the same event the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Communications and Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha inaugurated a filtered drinking water facility for passengers at Silghat Town Station, the release added.
In his speech, the Minister of State for Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha emphasised the” developmental efforts of the Railway Ministry towards the northeast and said that the investments in railway infrastructural works in the region had increased considerably during the last two years. “
He stated, “every year the railways also spend a considerable amount on providing better passenger amenities.”
The release also stated that together with the flagging off of the Silghat Town – Guwahati DEMU service (No. 75730/75729), two other DEMU services are also being introduced. They are – (i) 75723 / 75724 Guwahati – New Bongaigaon DEMU via Goalpara Town in place of 55806/55806 Guwahati – New Bongaigaon Passenger & (ii) 75727/75728 Guwahati – Haibargaon DEMU in place of 55815/55816 Guwahati – Haibargaon Passenger train.
It further added that , “the new DEMU trains have more seating capacity and the timings of the new DEMU trains are also chalked out in a way to make them convenient for people intending to come to Guwahati in the morning for various work and return by evening”
Along with the Miniters the event was attended by Minister for Water Resources etc, Govt of Assam, Keshab Mahanta and senior railway officials including the General Manager Chahatey Ram.