POI Draupadi Murmu’s Northeast Visit


  • President flags off two trains from Agartala.


  • She flagged off the Agartala-Khongsang Jan Shatabdi Express and the Agartala Kolkata Express which would boost connectivity in the region and reduce the travel time.
  • The Jan Shatabdi Express will cover 600 km in six hours to reach Khongsang in Manipur via Jiribam from here. It takes more than 15 hours to reach Jiribam by road.
  • The Kolkata-Guwahati Express has been extended to Agartala and renamed as the Kolkata-Agartala Express, which will connect three cities and boost connectivity in the region.
  • This is the first train service for the newly-constructed station at Khongsang. It will enable people of a vast area in Manipur to travel by rail for medical, educational and other reasons.