Tezpur: The new Derkargaon-Dibrugarh intercity express was flagged off by senior official of Northeast Frontier Railways Santosh Kumar Sharma at Dekargaon on Monday.
As per reports, this special intercity express will link Tezpur to Dibrugarh via Bogibeel Bridge.
On the very first day of its run, the Dekargaon (Tezpur) -Dibrugarh intercity train has evoked enthusiastic response among people with 100% booking in UTS class. “A long-cherished need has been fulfilled,” claimed the passengers.
This new intercity is scheduled to run every day in a week.
It is to be noted that the run will run from Derkargaon (Tezpur) to Dibrugarh covering Rongapara North, Balipara, Biswanath Chariali, Helem, Gohpur, Tantibahar, Harmoti, North Lakhimpur, Gogomukh, Dhemaji, New Chichiborgaon, Tongani and Dhamalgaon Railway Station.
The train has four general second class coaches, five second class day coach and 11 SLR coaches.
It may also be mentioned that the Dekargaon-Dibrugarh Intercity Special Express train will be run on an experimental basis for a period of six months.
All about Intercity-Express
The Intercity Express is the express-train service in India which connects major railway junctions and state capitals. These act as long-distance unreserved suburban trains with sitting accommodation. These are quite fast and maintain a high average speed for short distances along with priority over other trains.
The first Named Intercity Train (Flying Ranee) was introduced in 1906 for providing connections between two cities from one state to another various state in India. The first Named Intercity Train (Flying Ranee) left Surat station for Mumbai Central station to cover a distance of 264 km in 5 hrs 28 mins. On that time it was running as a weekly named intercity train and it ran between 1906 and 1939 when it was discontinued due to World War Two. Since then, it had been discontinued and restarted several times. It finally resumed operations on 1 November 1950 and has been running ever since.
The Mumbai CSMT-Pune Deccan Queen Express, the second named intercity train in India, was introduced on 1 June 1930.
On 1 July 1992, The First Intercity Express was introduced between Indore and New Delhi which it’s the one and the only overnight intercity train runs between Two Major cities of India.
On 1 July 1997, The Two Intercity Express train launched between Chennai – Coimbatore & Bengaluru-Hubbali which is the first one-day trip category of daily intercity express trains.