Haflong: Using the newly constructed broad gauge track in central Assam's Dima Hasao district for the first time, a goods train arrived at New Haflong station today.
The goods train with 43 wagons reached the main rail station of the district at 4:15 PM along with senior rail officials, North-East Frontier Railway PRO Nripendra Bhattacharyya said.
The train travelled 98 kms from Patharkhula to New-Haflong station through nine tunnels, 15 stations, 15 major bridges and 135 minor bridges, he said.
The train was welcomed by a large group of enthusiastic public of Haflong town.
Describing the day as a milestone in the history of railways in the district, Bhattacharyya said the train had reached Maibang station last night and began its onward journey today at 9:30 AM to reach its destination.
After receiving clearance from the Railway Safety Commission the running of passenger trains will begin from Pathakhula to New-Haflong on the track extended up to Silchar, he added. P