Tripura CPM delegates to meet NFR GM on June 27 – aabtak24


Agartala, Jun 24: A six-member delegation of CPM led by former Lok Sabha MP Sankar Prasad Datta is scheduled to meet the General Manager of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) at Maligaon in Assam on June 27 to press for 13-point charter of demands.

MLA Dipankar Sen, MLA Sailendra Chandra Nath, former MLA Prabhat Chowdhury, former Member of the West Tripura Zilla Parishad Palash Bhowmik and president of TYF Central Committee Koushik Roy Debbarma will be the part of the delegation.

The delegation will highlight various demands for discussion including- request for two pairs of trains from both directions on Agartala-Dharmanagar Route, daily train service on the Dharmanagar- Silchar route from both sides, a new daily train on the Dharmanagar-Subroom Route and other demands.

According to the press release, the demands also include reintroduction of the Rajdhani Express on bi-weekly basis.

Besides, the delegation will also request for Jana Shatabdi Express between Agartala-Jiribam daily instead of three days a week and commence of the survey work for the Dharmanagar-Kanchanpur rail line. Moreover, a request for completion of the Agartala-Akhaura-Dacca-Kolkata rail line (Dual-gauge) will also be placed.

Initiatives should be taken to start a rail line between Sabroom and Chittagang and between Belonia and Feni in Bangladesh, etc.

The other demands are- improvement of passenger convenience, replacement of old coaches unfit for use, electrification of the rail line and laying of a double track from Lumding to Subroom and establishment of a Rail Division in Tripura is proposed, setting up a recruitment center in Tripura.

Regular cleaning of toilets and coaches, arrangement of adequate drinking water facility inside coaches and at railway stations, creation of buffer stock of food grains and petroleum products in the state, construction of appropriate-sized depots of IOC and FCI, introduction of escalator services on every platform of the Agartala rail station, as well as other major stations, are also among the major demands.


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