Phew! A long pending demand from the thousands of students who study in Bangalore and adjoining areas and thousands who work at the India’s silicon valley – a decent train connecting Guwahati with Bengaluru. In a step to facilitate easy and smooth communication between Guwahati and Bengaluru, Railway minister Suresh Prabhu and Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal flagged off the Humsafar Express connecting the two cities.
The full AC 12504/12503 Kamakhya-Bengaluru Cantt Humsafar Express has been introduced as a part of budgetary commitment of the Centre, as the train includes all the facilities which are otherwise not available in normal AC-3 tier coaches.
Speaking on the occasion, Assam chief minister Sonowal thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Railway minister Suresh Prabhu for linking Guwahati with Humsafar Express service which according to him will strengthen the link between Northeast and South of the country.
Initiating infrastructural development of railways in full throttle in Assam and other Northeastern states, the service will connect the two cities and will give a boost to Centre’s Act East Policy, the chief minister said. Sonowal urged the Centre to expeditiously complete all major and minor railway projects in the region. He also requested Prabhu to create an inroad for incorporating ‘Majuli’ into railway map of the country as he also underlined the need of linking all the districts in the state with the railways.