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GHY/Guwahati (7 PFs)
গুৱাহাটী     गुवाहाटी

Track: Double Diesel-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 7
Number of Halting Trains: 56
Number of Originating Trains: 36
Number of Terminating Trains: 37
0361-2737155, Pan Bazaar / Paltan Bazaar, Guwahati-781001
State: Assam
Elevation: 59 m above sea level
Zone: NFR/Northeast Frontier
Division: Lumding
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Mar 07 2017 (22:00)  Electrification work will start this month in Assam (asomiyapratidin.in)
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News Entry# 295679     
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Mar 07 2017 (22:00)
Station Tag: Guwahati/GHY added by Mazi IRI/1139229

Mar 07 2017 (22:00)
Train Tag: Dibrugarh Town - New Delhi Rajdhani Express/12423 added by Mazi IRI/1139229

Posted by: Mazi IRI  34 news posts
Electrification work will start this month in Assam
Feb 25 2017 (08:21)  Extra AC coaches for trains to clear rush (www.assamtribune.com)
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Feb 25 2017 (08:21)
Station Tag: Silchar/SCL added by NF Prince Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express~/1329476

Feb 25 2017 (08:21)
Station Tag: Guwahati/GHY added by NF Prince Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express~/1329476

Feb 25 2017 (08:21)
Station Tag: Kamakhya Junction/KYQ added by NF Prince Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express~/1329476

Feb 25 2017 (08:21)
Train Tag: Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express/12502 added by NF Prince Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express~/1329476

Feb 25 2017 (08:21)
Train Tag: Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express/12501 added by NF Prince Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express~/1329476

Feb 25 2017 (08:21)
Train Tag: Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express/15602 added by NF Prince Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express~/1329476

Feb 25 2017 (08:21)
Train Tag: Poorvottar Sampark Kranti Express/15601 added by NF Prince Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express~/1329476

Feb 25 2017 (08:21)
Train Tag: Mumbai LTT - Guwahati Express (via Katihar)/15645 added by NF Prince Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express~/1329476

Feb 25 2017 (08:21)
Train Tag: Guwahati - Mumbai LTT Express (via Katihar)/15646 added by NF Prince Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express~/1329476

Feb 25 2017 (08:21)
Train Tag: Kamakhya - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Express/15655 added by NF Prince Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express~/1329476

Feb 25 2017 (08:21)
Train Tag: Kamakhya - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Express/15655 added by NF Prince Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express~/1329476

Feb 25 2017 (08:21)
Train Tag: Bhagat Ki Kothi - Kamakhya Express/15623 added by NF Prince Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express~/1329476

Feb 25 2017 (08:21)
Train Tag: Kamakhya - Bhagat Ki Kothi Weekly Express/15624 added by NF Prince Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express~/1329476

Feb 25 2017 (08:21)
Train Tag: Kamakhya - Mumbai LTT AC Express/12520 added by NF Prince Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express~/1329476

Feb 25 2017 (08:21)
Train Tag: Mumbai LTT - Kamakhya AC Express/12519 added by NF Prince Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express~/1329476

Posted by: Atlast DBRG Shatabdi Rake arrived at DBRG~  381 news posts
GUWAHATI, Feb 24 - Maligaon-headquartered Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has decided to add extra AC coaches to a number of trains to clear extra rush of passengers.
NFR Chief Public Relations Officer PJ Sharma said that one AC 3-tier coach each will be added on permanent basis to the 12519/12520 Kamakhya-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus AC Express, the 15624/15623 Kamakhya-Bhagat Ki Kothi Express, the 15655/15656 Kamakhya-Katra Express, the 15646/15645 Guwahati-Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Express, the 15601/15602 Silchar-New Delhi Poorvatttar Sampark Kranti Express, and the 12501/12502 Guwahati-New Delhi Poorvattar Sampark Kranti Express.
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to significantly reduce the numbers of wait-listed passengers on these trains. NFR has been constantly adding extra coaches for clearing rush in trains with good patronisation,” Sharma said.
He added, “In the current financial year more than 34 coaches have been added permanently to 14 trains. Temporary augmentations are also being done time to time in many trains by attaching extra coaches. In the current financial year more than 1,92,530 berths have been provided additionally by attaching coaches to many trains.”
Feb 24 2017 (09:28)  पूसी रेल चलाएगी तीन होली स्पेशल ट्रेन (deshvani.in)
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News Entry# 294673     
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Feb 24 2017 (09:28)
Station Tag: Anand Vihar Terminal/ANVT added by Rahul K😎🚂~/965197

Feb 24 2017 (09:28)
Station Tag: Jalandhar City Junction/JUC added by Rahul K😎🚂~/965197

Feb 24 2017 (09:28)
Station Tag: Gorakhpur Junction/GKP added by Rahul K😎🚂~/965197

Feb 24 2017 (09:28)
Station Tag: Katihar Junction/KIR added by Rahul K😎🚂~/965197

Feb 24 2017 (09:28)
Station Tag: Guwahati/GHY added by Rahul K😎🚂~/965197

Posted by: Rahul K😎🚂~  53 news posts
गुवाहाटी। पूर्वोत्तर सीमांत (पूसी) रेलवे होली के त्योहार के मद्देनजर होने वाली यात्रियों की भीड़ को देखते हुए तीन स्पेशल ट्रेन चलाने का फैसला किया है। पूसी रेलवे के मुख्य जनसंपर्क अधिकारी प्रणव ज्योति शर्मा ने बताया है कि तीनों स्पेशल ट्रेन कामाख्या से आनंदविहार, कटियार से जालंधर सिटी और गुवाहाटी से गोरखपुर के बीच चलाई जाएंगी। 02503 कामाख्या-आनंदविहार होली स्पेशल ट्रेन कामाख्या से 08 व 15 मार्च को रवाना होगी। वहीं आनंदविहार से कामाख्या के लिए 10 और 17 मार्च को रवाना होगी।
इसी तरह 05717 कटिहार से जालंधर सिटी के बीच होली स्पेशल ट्रेन गुवाहाटी से 10 और 17 मार्च को रवाना होगी, जबकि जालंधर से कटिहार के लिए 11 और 18 मार्च को रवाना होगी। जबकि 05609 गुवाहाटी
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से गोरखपुर होली स्पेशल ट्रेन 10 और 17 मार्च को गुवाहाटी से रवाना होगी तथा गोरखपुर से 11 और 18 मार्च को वापस यात्रा आरंभ करेगी।
Feb 24 2017 (08:59)  NF Railway to operate special trains (www.assamtribune.com)
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Posted by: Atlast DBRG Shatabdi Rake arrived at DBRG~  381 news posts
GUWAHATI, Feb 23 - The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has decided to run two special trains from the city to clear rush of passenger during the ensuing Holi festival.
Special trains will run in Kamakhya-Anand Vihar-Kamakhya and Guwahati-Gorakhpur-Guwahati routes.
The 02503 Super Fast Holi special will leave Kamakhya for Anand Vihar on March 8 and March 15 at 10 am, while the 02504 will leave Anand Vihar for Kamakhya on March 10 and March 17 at 5.15 am.
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train will have AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier and sleeper class coaches.
Meanwhile, the 05609 Holi special will leave Guwahati for Gorakhpur on March 10 and March 17 at 9 pm, while the 05718 Holi special will leave Gorakhpur for Guwahati on March 11 and March 18.
The train will have AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, sleeper class and general second class coaches.
Feb 05 2017 (09:04)  New 2-track Rly bridge at Saraighat: Gohain (www.assamtribune.com)
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Feb 05 2017 (09:04)
Station Tag: Guwahati/GHY added by Biplob Kagyung~/1329476

Posted by: Atlast DBRG Shatabdi Rake arrived at DBRG~  381 news posts
GUWAHATI, Feb 4 - Noting the growing congestion in Guwahati city, the Railway Ministry has sanctioned an elevated four-track line over the city from Kamakhya to New Guwahati, a project that will leave the present station in the heart of the city as just a ‘wayside station’ from where no trains would originate.
The plan is likely to be integrated with the Smart City project.
Briefing about the Budget announcements, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain today said his ministry has also sanctioned a double-track bridge over the Brahmaputra, parallel to Saraighat
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(third at that location) and discussions are being held with the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH) to keep a road provision in it.
“The second bridge at Saraighat has no provision for railway track. They should have thought about it. Anyway, the Railway Ministry has sanctioned a third bridge. It will have double-track provision. We are also taking up the matter with the MoRTH for keeping a road provision in it,” Gohain said.
Work on the bridge is expected to start next year.
Once the elevated track is in place, the Guwahati Railway Station will be an elevated one and the yard and other infrastructure will be shifted from the area, mostly likely to New Guwahati. “After the land is cleared, we will call for bids from private parties to develop the area,” Gohain said.
The elevated track, to be around 10 km in length, is estimated to cost around Rs 3,062 crore.
“While planning the project, we have taken into account the traffic demand in the next 50 years. Two of the tracks in the elevated platform will be for goods trains and as many for passenger trains. We will also explore if local trains can be operated on the elevated track,” the minister said.
The Railway Ministry has also sanctioned electrification of the railway line up to Dibrugarh, which will include the Sivasagar loop. Earlier, the sanction was only up to Guwahati.
Moreover, Kamakhya is one of the 25 stations selected for redevelopment. Tender notice for technical-cum-financial proposal for redevelopment of the station at a cost of Rs 225 crore will be published on February 8, Gohain said.
Surveys have also been sanctioned in 12 new lines in the State – Chaparmukh to Jowai via Dalimbari, Baithalangso, Kheroni; Itakhola to Seijosa; Doomdooma to Wakro via Simaluguri, Namsai, Chowkham; Dangri to Roing; Naharkatiya to Deomali; Lekhapani to Deban via Nampong; Pencharthal-Kailashahar-Dharmanagar; Tetelia to Moirabari via Patekibori; Rangiya to Dekargaon via Sipajhar, Mangaldai, Orang; Tinsukia to Pasighat; Bongaigaon to Agthori and Gogamukh to Jorhat via Majuli.
Among the other sanctioned projects are new BG lines from Sivasagar to Jorhat, Salona to Khumtai and Tezpur to Silghat, new workshop for refurbishing of LHB coaches at New Bongaigaon, pit line at Silghat, goods circulating area at Senchoa and Haiborgaon, high-level platform at Dhubri, staff quarters at New Bongaigaon and Dangtol, etc.
The government has also sanctioned a project to man all the 48 unmanned railway crossings.

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Feb 04 2017 (08:28)  Assam to get 3 new mega railway projects (www.assamtribune.com)
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News Entry# 293045   Blog Entry# 2151279     
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Feb 04 2017 (08:28)
Station Tag: Jorhat Town/JTTN added by Need trains via HPT to NDLS GHY PNBE MAS/1123726

Feb 04 2017 (08:28)
Station Tag: Tezpur/TZTB added by Need trains via HPT to NDLS GHY PNBE MAS/1123726

Feb 04 2017 (08:28)
Station Tag: Silghat Town/SHTT added by Need trains via HPT to NDLS GHY PNBE MAS/1123726

Feb 04 2017 (08:28)
Station Tag: Dibrugarh/DBRG added by Need trains via HPT to NDLS GHY PNBE MAS/1123726

Feb 04 2017 (08:28)
Station Tag: Guwahati/GHY added by Need trains via HPT to NDLS GHY PNBE MAS/1123726

Posted by: Need trains via HPT to NDLS GHY PNBE MAS  6 news posts
Assam to get 3 new mega railway projects
Ron Duarah
 DIBRUGARH, Feb 3 - The Narendra Modi Government has decided to gift three mega rail projects to the State, involving a total outlay of more than Rs 10,000 crore. The existing railway infrastructure like the Bogibeel bridge, new lines to the Barak valley, Manipur and Tripura, etc., are all roll-over projects from previous governments, and hence these three new mega projects would have the Modi touch, it is learnt.
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new projects are a new railway alignment between Sivasagar and Jorhat, a new line between Khumtai and Salona, and a new line between Silghat and Tezpur, with a railway bridge over the Brahmaputra at Koliabhomora. While not confirmed, a new railway bridge over the Brahmaputra at Saraighat is also a clear possibility. All these announcements are likely to be made shortly, most possibly by Assam’s own minister at the Centre, Rajen Gohain, who is Minister of State for Railways.
The Jorhat-Sivasagar alignment has been a long standing public demand, and the Dibrugarh Nagarik Sangha has been asking for this line since the past ten years. This line would complete the Jorhat-Sivasagar-Moran-Dibrugarh axis, and also act as a parallel to the Dibrugarh-Guwahati main line via Tinsukia and Simaluguri. The new Jorhat-Dibrugarh axis has the potential to bring about a transport revolution in upper Assam and also aid accelerated economic development of all the upper Assam districts.
The existing Jorhat-Baruabamungaon-Furkating link would also be extended from Khumtai to Salona, which would link up the Chaparmukh-Nagaon-Silghat line. A portion of the new Khumtai-Salona line may be subterranean, especially within the Kaziranga National Park area. As such, tunnelling works on this section is being considered, according to top railway sources.
The Tezpur-Silghat new line, along with a new railway bridge over the Brahmaputra at Koliabhomora, would complete the upper Assam railway expansion map. If the planners do their work well, sections of the new and existing alignments would be electrified and doubled, so as to enable smoother and faster rail traffic.
The proposed Dibrugarh-Guwahati Shatabdi Express is also likely to be commenced shortly. The Northeast Frontier Railway is awaiting the arrival of the spruced up new Shatabdi rake from Kapurthala, and once this arrives, the service will commence, with Dibrugarh as the base.

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Dec 14 2016 (10:09)  Cashless transactions introduced at NF Railway (www.assamtribune.com)
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Dec 14 2016 (10:09AM)
Station Tag: Guwahati/GHY added by NFR Prince DBRG Shatabdi Coming Soon~/1329476

Posted by: Atlast DBRG Shatabdi Rake arrived at DBRG~  381 news posts
GUWAHATI, Dec 13 - Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has introduced the system of issuing PRS tickets through credit and debit card transaction.
The first machine was installed at PRS Kamakhya on December 12 and made operational from today, said NFR Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Pranav Jyoti Sharma.
“With this, the passengers now can purchase reserved tickets by swapping the card as per the tie-up with State Bank of India (SBI). A total of 237 PRS having 315 counters will be provided with Point of Sale (POS) machines, for which necessary intimation has
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been given to SBI," he said.
The Chief General Manager of SBI visited the Kamakhya station today along with railway officials and said that seamless operation will be provided at each location.
The POS machine provided is based on GPS technology and no telephone connection is required. The machine can work for a period of six hours at a stretch without electricity. POS machines will be installed in a phased manner.
“The important PRS will be covered first. And thereafter the other stations will be provided with this facility,” Sharma said.
In the wake of the Central government’s demonetisation drive and its efforts towards a less-cash and cashless economy, Guwahati city, too, is gearing up for embracing cashless transactions in a more inclusive way.
Yesterday, Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner Dr M Angamuthu had told this newspaper that steps would be taken to educate citizens, especially women, students and small business owners, on various digital financial tools like e-wallet, POS, unified payments interface (UPI), and others.
He said the exercise will include effective training involving citizens’ services centres for all and gaon panchayat and ward-wise training programme for PRI and other public representatives, as well as beneficiary-oriented training programme for government scheme-linked beneficiaries. Wide publicity and linking various social media tools will be involved in the exercise, he said.
Dec 07 2016 (23:26)  Two killed as Capital Express derails, three suspended (m.deccanherald.com)
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Dec 07 2016 (11:26PM)
Station Tag: New Jalpaiguri Junction/NJP added by ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~/1366147

Dec 07 2016 (11:26PM)
Station Tag: New Cooch Behar/NCB added by ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~/1366147

Dec 07 2016 (11:26PM)
Station Tag: New Alipurduar/NOQ added by ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~/1366147

Dec 07 2016 (11:26PM)
Station Tag: Guwahati/GHY added by ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~/1366147

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Station Tag: Rajendra Nagar Terminal (Patna)/RJPB added by ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~/1366147

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Station Tag: Patna Junction/PNBE added by ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~/1366147

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Train Tag: Capital Express/13248 added by ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~/1366147

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Train Tag: Capital Express/13246 added by ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~/1366147

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Train Tag: Capital Express/13245 added by ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~/1366147

Posted by: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~  47 news posts
Two persons were killed and six others injured when two coaches and engine of the Guwahati-bound Capital Express derailed in north Bengal, with initial investigations suggesting that the driver overshot the signal. An inquiry has been ordered into the derailment and three railway employees, including the driver, have been suspended in connection with the mishap.
The train travelling from Bihar's Rajendra Nagar Terminal derailed at around 9 PM last night near Shamuktala Road station, about 32 km from Alipurduar Railway Division headquarters, NF Railway officials said. Initial reports had said that 10 persons were injured. Two bodies were found from the coaches and they appeared to be those of monks going by their clothes and footwear, NF Railway CPRO Pranav Jyoti Sharma
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Though prima facie cause of the accident was overshooting of signal by the driver of the train, a thorough inquiry will be conducted and action will be taken against the guilty, said a senior Railway Ministry official. Divisional Railway Manager, Alipurduar, Sanjiv Kishore said three persons - the driver, assistant driver and guard of the train have been suspended. He said work is on to remove the derailed coaches from the track.
Rail traffic, which had been stopped in both up and down lines in a diverted route, is being gradually restored, he added. About 150 of the stranded passengers were taken back to Alipurduar Junction by Kamakhya-Alipurduar Inter City Express. The unaffected portion of the train was detached. The train will resume journey once the relief operation is completed, he said.
The Accident Relief Train reached the site of the accident at 10 PM with railway doctors and relief materials and started rescue operations.
Dec 07 2016 (23:16)  Railway orders probe into Patna-Guwahati Capital Express derailment, 3 suspended (m.indiatoday.in)
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Station Tag: Patna Junction/PNBE added by ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~/1366147

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Train Tag: Capital Express/13247 added by ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~/1366147

Posted by: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Telangana Express Oops AP Express ⭐ ⭐ ⭐~  47 news posts
Railways order probe into Patna-Guwahati train derailment.
Compensations for the deceased yet to be announced.
The railways have suspended two drivers and a guard.
In a rail mishap in the Alipurduar district of West Bengal, two people have died, while six were injured, as the drivers overlooked the signal, and the train fell into a canal after crashing into the dead end at the
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Samuktala Road railway station.
Munshi Nath(65) and Mahesh Nath (40) died after the engine and two coaches of the Rajendra Nagar-Guwahati Capital Express derailed near Assam border late night on Wednesday.
The train was expected to make a sudden halt at the Samuktala Road station, after it was asked to allow the Rajdhani Express to pass. The station was not a regular stop for the train and after overlooking the signal, the train overshot and crashed into the dead end, resulting in the derailment, which led to the descent of the engine into the canal along with a coach, while another coach crashed into the barricade.
RESCUE OPERATIONS UNDERWAY
"The engine and the first two coaches of the Capital Express which was en route to Guwahati got derailed. Accident Relief Medical Equipment Van was rushed to the spot immediately. There rescue team along with surgeons, doctors and engineers also arrived. The rescue operation is under progress," said Sanjib Kishore, Divisional Railway Manager.
Kishore added that the exact reason behind the incident is unknown. He said that the reason can be ascertained once an inquiry is set up. "The engine had crashed into the dead end. Railway machinery was immediately pressed into action," said Kishore.
"The unaffected portion of the train consisting of 19 coaches was detached and pushed back from the site. The train resumed its journey at 5:10am in the morning, after the rescue and relief operation was completed. The train reached Guwahati station at 11-00hrs with the remaining passengers," said Pranav Jyoti Sharma, the Chief Public Relations Officer of the North Frontier Railways, in a press release.
TWO DRIVERS, GUARD SUSPENDED
Two drivers and a guard have been suspended, who were involved in the overshooting of the train. A compensation of Rs 5,000 each has been announced to the injured passengers, who are being treated at a local hospital.
After the temporary disruption of rail services as a result of the accident, three trains have been cancelled while other trains have been diverted to ease conveyance; however the inconvenience to the passengers still continues.
"When the train crossed Samuktala Road, we felt like someone had pulled the emergency brakes. There was a lot of shouting and chaos all around. A lot of people got down to see what happened. There was rumour that the train had hit a passing wild elephant. We were very scared. We are waiting for the train to move as we all want go home as soon as possible," said Dhiraj Kumar Das one of the passengers in the train.
Das added that they hoped the railway authorities to arrange for another train to help them reach home at the earliest. He said that passengers aboard were scared and the guards had asked them to not panic
Nov 14 2016 (10:53)  Assam Safari Express set to roll in February (www.assamtribune.com)
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Nov 14 2016 (10:53AM)
Station Tag: Guwahati/GHY added by 12235 डिब्रुगढ़ राजधानी एक्सप्रेस 12236~/1329476

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GUWAHATI, Nov 13 - Comfort of a semi-luxury train and thrill of safaris into the wilderness of Assam will be up for grabs for tourists from next February as the Assam Safari Express would starts its two trips, back to back, for the first time in the State.
A dream project for development of Assam tourism, the initiative of the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and Assam Tourism Development Corporation along with the Railways is getting its final shape in terms of cost-component and marketing, to make the ‘land and railway’ package more appealing and cost effective for the tourists.
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package will offer three types of exotic safaris in Assam, including elephant safari and jeep safari in Kaziranga National Park and boat safari in Dibru-Saikhowa National Park. The itinerary has already been finalised by both the organisations, which includes a six-night package covering places like Guwahati, Kaziranga, Sivasagar, Tinsukia and Dibru-Saikhowa.
“Though it will be a semi-luxury train, our team is working to bring down the cost as much as possible before going into aggressive marketing for the package within the country as well as through our embassies to attract foreign tourists to Assam. The idea is to showcase the beautiful Assam with an irresistible package clubbing comfort and adventure,” Debashish Chandra, Group General Manager IRCTC, East Zone told The Assam Tribune.
“Success of this project might pave the way for a luxury tourist train in Assam like the Palace on Wheels or the Maharaja Express,” he added.
Reconnaissance on some aspects of the project is on after which the cost of the packages would be announced, and February 2, 2017 is the tentative date for rolling out the wheels.
“IRCTC will be responsible for the train part of luxury that will offer lodging and transport, whereas the ATDC will look after the land package in Assam. The package also includes one-day Shillong and Cherrapunjee visit for the visitors,” said ATDC managing director Anurag Singh.
“It will be a unique package focusing on Assam’s famous wildlife and forests, tea and tea gardens, archeological heritage of the Ahom kingdom, Assamese cuisine, cruise on the Brahmaputra and most importantly, Assam’s hospitality,” he added. The trip would start with a darshan of Kamakhya temple in Guwahati.
Some more inter-state routes and packages are being worked on, involving Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, etc.
With the State promoting tourism through several new initiatives and eyeing big ticket investment through public-private participation (PPP) mode, the ATDC and IRCTC have inked an MoU for collaborative ventures.
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