New Delhi: The Agartala-Anand Vihar Rajdhani is a much-awaited one and has generated much enthusiasm among people, especially for those hailing from the north east. The train which will be inaugurated today by Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain, is set to be the third Rajdhani in the region after Guwahati and Dibrugarh in Assam.
Here Are Five Facts About New Agartala-Anand Vihar Rajdhani Express
- The Agartala-Anand Vihar Rajdhani will formally start running from November 6. It will run once a week on Mondays from Agartala and Wednesdays from Anand Vihar in New Delhi.
- The new train will cover a distance of 2,413 km between Agartala and Anand Vihar station in 40 hours, and have 15 stops in between, including Badarpur, Haflong, Guwahati, Kamakhya, New Jalpaiguri, Katihar, Barauni, Mughalsarai and Kanpur.
- It will leave Agartala every Monday at 6.30 pm to reach Anand Vihar at 11.20 am on Wednesday. On return journey it will leave Anand Vihar on Wednesday at 7.50 pm to reach Agartala on Friday at 1.30 pm.
- The train will have 14 coaches, including one AC first class, two AC two tiers, eight AC three tiers and one pantry car and two power cum luggage vans.
- Agartala would be the third city in the North East to get a Rajdhani after Guwahati and Dibrugarh in Assam. The train would be flagged off from Agartala railway station by Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain.