NFR to run two trains to Calcutta
The Northeast Frontier Railway has decided to introduce two more express trains between north Bengal and Calcutta from October 15.
Only one train — Padatik Express — was running on the route because of the lockdown.
“It has been decided that two special trains will run between north Bengal and Calcutta. While one of the trains will follow the Darjeeling Mail’s route, timing and stoppages and will run between Sealdah and New Jalpaiguri, the other train will run between New Alipurduar and Sealdah, along the Teesta Torsha Express route,” said a source in the NFR.
The sources said that the NFR has been decided to run these two special pair of trains till November 30.
Added to these, the NFR is also planning to run four pairs of air-conditioned special trains from October 12 and onwards. Among these include a bi-weekly AC special and a weekly special train between Dibrugarh and New Delhi, a weekly AC special between Kamakhya and Yesvantpur, another weekly AC special between Kamakhya and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus.