The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) will resume the services of daily express special train between Guwahati and Naharlagun from September 1, a NFR spokesperson said on August 24.
“Train No. 05617 Guwahati – Naharlagun (Donyi Polo) express special will run daily w.e.f. September 1 leaving from Guwahati at 9:20 pm to reach Naharlagun at 4:45 am on the next day. In the return direction, Train No. 05618 Naharlagun–Guwahati express special will run daily w.e.f. September 2 leaving from Naharlagun at 7:50 pm to reach Guwahati at 4:25 am on the next day,” said chief public relations officer (CPRO) Guneet Kaur.
The train will run with LHB (Linke Hofmann Busch) coaches for the benefit of short distance travellers, the CPRO said in a statement.
It was also decided to run a special train between Naharlagun – Anand Vihar Terminal (Delhi) with revised timing till further advice, a statement from the NFR said.
“Train No. 04076 Anand Vihar Terminal– Naharlagun AC express special will run two days a week – on Thursdays and Sundays w.e.f. from August 29 leaving from Anand Vihar Terminal at 4:45 pm to reach Naharlagun at 6:40 am on the third day. In return direction, Train No. 04075 Naharlagun-ANVT express special will run two days a week – on Tuesdays and Saturdays w.e.f. from August 31 leaving from Naharlagun at 9:50 pm to reach ANVT at 11:30 am on the third day,” Kaur said.
During the train journey and on arrival at their destination, the passengers will have to adhere to prevailing health protocols of the destination state, the CPRO said.
The rail services in the frontier state have been halted since COVID-19 outbreak.