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North-East, J&K undergoing positive transformations on multiple fronts under PM Modi govt: Assam CM

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday took part in the flagging off ceremony of new trains and extension of train services in the Northeast and Jammu-Kashmir at a virtual event held simultaneously in New Delhi, Guwahati, Silchar, Agartala and Srinagar, informed a press release.

The services of the Guwahati-Secunderabad Express have been extended up to Silchar in Cachar district while that of Kamakhya – Lokmanya Tilak Express’ service has been extended up to Agartala, the capital of Tripura.

In addition to this, a new tri-weekly direct train service between Dullabcherra in Karimganj district in Assam with Guwahati and a new Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) service between Agartala and Sabroom, providing an additional service to the southernmost end of Tripura with the State capital, were also flagged off today.

A special train service between Budgam and Banihal in Jammu and Kashmir was also launched on Thursday.

Speaking at the ceremony held at the premises of the Guwahati railway Station, Chief Minister Sarma referred to the launch and extension of the above rail services as “historic moments” for both the north-eastern parts of the country as well as Jammu-Kashmir.

He said ever since Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister, the Union government has been taking numerous initiatives aimed at ensuring development of the Northeast and Jammu and Kashmir.

“After years of relentless works on the developmental front under the abled leadership of Prime Minister Modi, the people of these two regions have been able to witness the positive transformations on all fronts at the ground level,” he added.

CM Sarma also extended his gratitude towards Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw for his ministry’s continuous focus on railway network expansion and modernization in the Northeast.

“The railway services launched today shall immensely contribute towards fulfilment of hopes and aspirations of the people of Northeast to a great extent,” he added.

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha, Jammu-Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha, along with a host of other dignitaries, were present through the videoconferencing method, the release added.

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