Chennai will now have a direct train connection to the Kaziranga National Park – the only home of the one-horned rhinoceros. Last Tuesday (March 12), the train number 15629 /30 between Tambaram and Guwahati was extended upto Silghat town. The flagging off happened at Nagaon station.
The train will help tourists coming from different parts of the country o¬n a visit to Kaziranga National Park. Tourists can now get down at Jakhalabandha railway station -a short distance from the famous park.
With this, people of four central Assam districts of Nagaon, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Sonitpur will now be able to travel to Chennai for medical treatment without going to Guwahati for catching trains.
Train number 15630 will leave from Silghat Town every Friday at 08-30 am to reach Tambaram at 08-50 pm o¬n Sunday. During return journey train number 15629 Tambaram – Silghat Express will leave from Tambaram at 09-45 pm o¬n Monday to reach Silghat Town at 09-45 am o¬n Thursday.
Efforts are being made to remove all bottlenecks in railway operations. Four Manned level crossing gates in Hojai – Habaipur section will soon be replaced with Road Over Bridge / Limited Height Subway to improve punctuality and increase in safety aspects.
The entire BG route from Bongaigaon to Lumding has been sanctioned for doubling and doubling work of Lumding – Hojai section is almost complete. After completion of the development work of Silghat Town, more long-distance trains are likely to start from Silghat Town station.
Silghat station is being developed as a terminal station and very recently a direct train from Silghat to Kolkata was also flagged off.
[This post has been modified to correct train number. 15629 was inadvertently referred to as 15630]
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