Minister of State for Indian Railways Rajen Gohain will today flag off the much awaited Rajdhani Express, said official sources. Governor Tathagata Roy would be the Chief Guest of the programme. The Rajdhani Express will run from Agartala to Anand Vihar terminal.
Initially it will be a weekly service and the train shall run between Agartala and Anand Vihar terminal. The formal service will commence on November 6.
The total journey time will be 40 hours and 50 mminutes and the train will stop at 16 stations.
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.
After Guwahati and Dibrugarh in Assam, Agartala would be the third city in the North East to get a Rajdhani.
Tripura came to country?s broad gauge railway map in 2008. Tripura Transport Minister Manik Dey, State PWD Minister Badal Chowdhury, two Lok Sabha MPs from Tripura, Jitendra Chowdhury and Sankar Datta will also be present in the inaugural function tomorrow.
(With PTI inputs)