Rajen Gohain flags off Assam’s first Shatabdi Express Train

Rajen Gohain flags off Assam’s first Shatabdi Express Train

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Dibrugarh: On Sunday, Assam got its first Shatabdi Express with Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain flagging off the train from Dibrugarh. The new Shatabdi Express train (No. 12085/12086) will run between Dibrugarh – Guwahati. While flagging off the train Gohain said,“There was a long-standing demand for better rail connectivity with Guwahati from Dibrugarh and the Dibrugarh-Guwahati Shatabdi Express would fulfil that demand of the people.”

About the Shatabdi Express Train

  1.  The train will have 10 AC Chair Car coaches & 2 luggage-cum-generator cars.
  2.  The train will have seven intermediate stoppages.
  3.  The total fare, which includes charges for food, for one adult passenger from Guwahati to Dibrugarh will be Rs 1,095 and between Dibrugarh and Guwahati will be Rs 1,010.

More Details:

  1.  The Shatabdi trains are among the fastest and most prestigious trains of the Indian Railways (IR) along with Rajdhani & Duronto trains which connect metro cities with other important cities from the point of view of tourism, pilgrimage or business.
  2.  The minister said,“The train would have latest fully air-conditioned LHB Coaches to provide safety and extra comfort. Travellers would be provided with bottled water, juice, coffee or tea, and meals relevant to time of day of the journey.”
  3.  Also, he called upon the people of the region, specially the rail users, to take care of railway property & consider it to be their own.
  4.  The minister appealed to the people not to damage the interior or exterior of a beautiful train like Shatabdi & keep it clean.
  5.  Saying that PM Modi placed special emphasis on the development of the northeastern region, Gohain assured the state that the Railways would continue to work for development in the region.


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