In line with the effort to provide more berths to railway passenger of N.E. Region, N.F. Railway has augmented the capacity of some passenger carrying trains on permanent basis by adding various types of coaches. These passenger trains are presently running with full capacity. Additional coaches will also enable more and more local people to travel in passenger trains thereby providing a low cost option of travelling in short distance destinations.
Details of all the additional coaches which have been added permanently during this month are given below:
One AC 3 tier coach has been added in the 55615 / 55616 Guwahati – Silchar – Guwahati Fast passenger train w.e.f. 6th May, 2019. So 64 additional AC berths have been created.
3(three) General second Class coaches have been added in the 55803 / 55804 passenger, 55809 / 55810 passenger and 55817 / 55818 passenger trains running between New Bongaigaon and Guwahati w.e.f. 25th May 2019. So 270 numbers of additional seats are now available in these passenger trains.
4 (four) General second Class coaches have been added in the 55893 / 55894 passenger and 55895 / 55896 passenger trains running between Rangapara and Rangiya w.e.f. 25thMay 2019. 360 new seats are now additionally available in this trains.
4 (four) General second Class coaches and one Luggage van have been added in the 55681 / 55682 passenger and 55683 / 55684 passenger trains running between Agartala and Garjee w.e.f. 25th May 2019. 400 new seats are now additionally available for passenger of these trains.
1 (one) General second Class coaches has been added in the 55679 / 55680 passenger train running between Agartala and Dharmanagar w.e.f. 25th May 2019. 90 seats are now additionally available for passenger of this train.
1 (one) AC 3 tier coach has been added in the 15715 / 15716 Kishanganj – Ajmer Garib Nawaj Express train from Kishanganj w.e.f. 14th May, 2019. So 64 additional AC berths are now available for passenger of this train.
1 (one) AC 3 tier coach has been added in the 15721 / 15722 New Jalpaiguri – Digha Express train from New Jalpaiguri w.e.f. 17th May, 2019. 64 additional AC berths are now available for passenger of this train. It may be mentioned here that depending on demand and feasibility, N.F. Railway has been adding coaches both on permanent as well as on temporary basis. These are in addition to the numerous special trains that are being run to clear rush of passenger. During last year (2018-19) N.F. Railway added 28 coaches on permanent basis in various trains apart from adding 302 coaches on temporary basis. Adding of these coaches helped to manage the rush of passenger to a great extent.