by NEWSNER , 2021-08-10 20:41:43
Short-distance trains, locals, and intercity specials have resumed service in #Assam to make it easier for passengers to commute, while inter-district travel by car has been suspended since May 13. Local rail services were suspended last year because to the #COVID19 pandemic, but are now being restored as conditions have steadily improved.
According to data released by the Northeast Frontier (NF) Railway, several local trains had up to a 124 percent increase in bookings on a single day following the restoration. Since the last week of July, the average booking of several local and intercity passenger trains has been over 93 percent on a weekly basis.
"People have to commute somehow, at least to work," NF Railway Chief PRO Subhanan Chanda said when questioned about the reinstatement of local trains. "We support that by opening up the rail services."
According to government norms, no COVID-19 testing is done on people moving within the state by railways, as Chanda stated to G Plus.
Some local and intercity trains will resume service soon:
-Train No. 05665 Guwahati - Mariani express special will run every day from August 20 to Mariani at 22:15 pm, departing Guwahati at 2:30 pm. From August 21, Train No. 05666 Mariani - Guwahati express special will run every day, departing Mariani at 4:50 a.m. and arriving in Guwahati at 2:50 p.m.
-Train No. 05816/05815 Dekargaon - Guwahati - Dekargaon express will run daily w.e.f. August 23, leaving from Dekargaon at 5:15 am to reach Guwahati at 10:20 am and leaving from Guwahati at 4:15 pm to reach Dekargaon at 10:00/pm on the same day.
-Train No. 05417 Alipurduar Junction - Silghat Town tri-weekly express will resume service on August 24, departing Alipurduar Junction three times a week at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday to arrive in Silghat Town at 9:00 am the following day. Train No. 05418 Silghat Town - Alipurduar Junction tri-weekly express will resume service on August 25th, departing from Silghat Town at 5:40 pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday to arrive at Alipurduar Junction at 7:45 am the following day.
Source: Guwahati Plus