Union Minister Rajen Gohain and Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb today jointly flagged off the Agartala-Deoghar Express on the birthday of Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee.
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It would cover 1,462 km distance in 39 hours.
This would help devotees of Thakur Anukulchandra visit their Guru’s ashram at Deoghar, in Jharkhand, also famous for Baidyanath temple.
It has been proposed to name the train as ‘Satsang Express’ after ‘Satsang’, the institution founded by Anukulchandra and the name of its headquarters in Deoghar.
Around 3,000 devotees start for Deoghar today on the train’s debut journey.
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