BISWANATH CHARIALI, May 10 - The people of the north bank of Assam have demanded more trains along the Morkongselek-Rangiya railway line, especially during the day time.
At present, only three trains are run by the NF Railway along the said line. It may be mentioned here that the NF Railway had stopped plying of trains along this track in the name of gauge conversion around five years back, which threw the people of this economically backward area into much trouble. On the other hand, the neighbouring State Arunachal is very vulnerable from the defence point view, too, and communication to the State by road is not satisfactory yet. Frequent road blocks due to flood and some other reasons cause much inconvenience
It is possible to introduce Day IC Exp btn GHY-MZS & MZS-GHY by adding one rake with the existing two.
To cater the increasing demands of accommodation during the Puja holidays, Northeast Frontier Railway has decided to run special trains between Naharlagun (Itanagar) and Dekargaon (Tezpur) on an experimental basis for a period of three months w.e.f. 10-09-2015 to 30-11-2015 in addition to the normal train services between Naharlagun and Dekargaon. Accordingly, train number 05618 will leave from Naharlagun daily at 08-00 hrs. to arrive Dekargaon at 13-30hrs. While, train number 05617 will leave Dekargaon at 14-15 hrs. to arrive Naharlagun at 19-15 hrs. The train will stop at Rangapara North, Balipara, Nizchatia, Vishwanath Charali, Helem, Gohpur, Tatibahar, Harmuti and Gumto stations both ways. AC 2 tier, AC 3 tier, sleeper class and general second class accommodations are available.
This train should run upto Rangiya Junction. Then only this train will become useful.
NF Railway Introduced a special passenger train from Rangapara North Jn to North Lakhimpur Today. This is the firt train to North Lakhimpur after gauge conversion.
the train dept from Rangapara at %.30 am & reached Lakhimpur at 10.05 am and on the same day it dept from Lakhimpur at 10.35 am & reach Rangapara 3.30pm.