Agartala: The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) after introducing the Diesel Electric Multiple Unit (DEMU) train services last year in Assam, launched the services in Tripura, the second northeastern State.
The NFR’s Chief Public Relations Officer, Subhanan Chanda said that the DEMU trains’ inherent advantages with quick acceleration and retardation provisions make them ideal to ply as shuttles between stations located at short intervals.
“As the DEMU trains, already plying in metropolitan and busiest cities in the country, can ply in both directions, it does not require any cumbersome reversal at terminal stations. The coaches are also better adopted with more seating capacity,” he added.
There will be eight coaches in each DEMU train to be plied twice a day in the Dharmanagar-Agartala-Sabroom section. The NFR, one among the 17 railway zones in India, is responsible for extending the railway lines and maintaining train services in seven districts of West Bengal and five districts in north Bihar, besides the eight northeastern States, including Sikkim. The NFR has laid new railway tracks at three places along the India-Bangladesh border – Agartala, Sabroom and Belonia. (IANS)