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Overseas ticketing counter opened at Guwahati Railway Station for the ease of passengers of northeast travelling by Mitali Express

Northeast Frontier Railway has started operating an overseas ticketing counter at Guwahati railway station. This overseas ticket counter will facilitate the travellers who will travel by 13131/13132 (New Jalpaiguri – Dhaka – New Jalpaiguri) Mitali Express. The counter has been opened near the existing Guwahati booking office. The counter will remain open o­n all working days from 08:00 am to 08:00 pm.

Opening of the overseas counter at Guwahati railway station will benefit the travellers like tourist, traders etc. of Assam and its adjacent states like Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland who would like to avail the services of Mitali Express. Earlier tickets for the Mitali express could be purchased from Kolkata and New Jalpaiguri stations o­nly. Now passengers need not travel all the way to New Jalpaiguri or Kolkata for booking of tickets in the Mitali Express. They can avail the same facility at Guwahati railway station.

It may be mentioned here that, Mitali Express train connecting India-Bangladesh was flagged off o­n 01st June, 2022. Train No. 13132 New Jalpaiguri - Dhaka Cantonment Mitali Express runs two days a week leaving New Jalpaiguri at 11:45 hours (IST) o­n every Sunday and Wednesday to reach Dhaka Cantonment at 22:30 hours (BST). In return direction, Train No. 13131 Dhaka Cantonment - New Jalpaiguri Mitali Express also runs two days a week o­n Monday and Thursday leaving Dhaka Cantonment at 21:50 hours (BST) to reach New Jalpaiguri at 07:15 hours (IST) o­n Tuesday and Friday.

The overseas counter at Guwahati has been in operation since 27th September, 2022. GST @5% will have to be paid in addition to fare. The exchange price of US $ will be taken as per the existing rate o­n the very first day of the month of journey. For booking of tickets passengers are requested to carry valid passport and visa.

(Sabyasachi De)

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