Surprisingly, Assam gets its first direct train to Delhi after 69 years of Independence

The development in India is taking place at a very fast pace. The make in India and digital India projects are the gift of BJP government to our country.  But some parts of India is still underdeveloped with the lack of basic amenities one such example of that is the news article which claims that Assam got its first direct train to the capital city almost after 69 years.

It is very surprising that despite 70 years of independence some of the Indian states do not have the basic facilities. Assam, the state is famous for the production of tea and coffee in India never had a direct train to Delhi even after 69 years of Independence. According to the news published by the DNA India, Assam played the major role in the Independence movement of India but it took 69 long years for them to get their first direct train to Delhi. The railway minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off the first Silchar (Assam) – New Delhi ‘Poorvottar Sampark Kranti’ special express in a colorful ceremony at Silchar railways station in Cachar district of Southern Assam, touching Bangladesh.

[su_expand more_text=”READ MORE” less_text=” ” height=”0″ hide_less=”yes” link_style=”button” link_align=”center”] After 69 years finally the land-locked region having three districts of Assam and the gateway by road to Tripura, Mizoram and Manipur got connected to the national capital via its first direct train. The much-awaited project that finally took off said, Prabhu while flagging off the much awaited Poorvottar Sampark Kranti weekly special train from the Silchar to Delhi. Prabhu said that due to this new development besides the Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Manipur will also be connected in the broad gauge railway circuit by 2017-2019. “We will also connect Aizwal at the same time,” he added.

The sources also revealed that the Railway Ministry will be taking all the possible measures to the extent the railway services to Kohima, Shillong, and Gangtok by 2020. Finally, the government has realized that North East has the capacity to contribute significantly towards the development of a nation. But the people of this region are living without a better connectivity for a long time now. By providing the better facilities government will be in a position to connect them with the rest of India. “It is the historic day for the people of Barak Valley who have been waiting for a long time for better connectivity. We must turn our promises into performance. All the state capitals of North East will be connected via railways by 2020″” he said.

According to the sources, politically Southern Assam is a major fortress for the BJP in the forthcoming Assam Assembly polls and hence the timing of the new train service is very crucial. Prabhu also flagged off two Broad gauge freight trains – one to run between Badarpur in Southern Assam to Jirania in Tripura and Badarpur to Jiribam in Manipur. Prabhu also declared that Silchar- Agartala inter-city express and passenger trains, Silchar-Guwahati and Silchar-Tinsukia train services will be started on April 14 next. He also assured the direct trains to Silchar from Mumbai.


The developments normally initiated by the ruling government for the sake of collecting the votes from the people and maintaining the stronghold in the particular region. In India, the development is not a matter of right but it is always the matter of choice. People seem don’t deserve the better facilities unless political parties feel that the development will bring some benefits for themselves. Nevertheless, at least for the sake of political mileage finally, the developments get underway in our country. If you wish to say something on this issue please do leave your comments and suggestions here.

Source: DNA India [/su_expand]

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