Silchar, May 7: The Northeast Frontier Rail-way(NFR) has begun running a special passenger train between Agartala and Silchar on a daily basis from Friday.
The Silchar-Agartala passenger special train, with 10 general coaches and two boogies meant for luggage, left Silchar at 9am on Friday and arrived in Agartala at 6.15pm. Similarly, the Agartala- Silchar special passenger train will leave Agar- tala at 9am everyday from Saturday onwards and arrive Silchar at 6.15pm. The train will stop at all stations en route.
Last week, the authorities ran a passenger train between Silchar and Agartala on trial. Work on the rail route’s conversion to broad gauge was over by March 31.
Special train services between Silchar and New Haflong in the Lumding-Silchar hill section were also resumed. A special train left Silchar at 7am on Friday and arrived at New Haflong at 11.30am. It again left New Haflong at 12.20pm and arrived Silchar at 5.10pm on the same day.
Landslides in several places in the hill section, triggered by heavy rainfall over the past fortnight, disrupted the railway services as several trains were cancelled in the route for more than a week.
An NFR source said the Silchar-Guwahati fast passenger train, scheduled to leave from Silchar on Friday, was cancelled.