• Sun. Jun 16th, 2024

President to flag off the inaugural run to connect Meghalaya & Nagaland via direct train service

In order to further improve rail connectivity between various northeastern states, Northeast Frontier Railway has decided to extend the service of Guwahati – Lumding – Guwahati Express upto Shokhuvi in Nagaland in one end and upto Mendipathar in Meghalaya on the other. The inaugural special connectivity train will be flagged off by President of India from Guwahati on 14th October, 2022 at 11:20 hours. This new service will link people of three northeastern states viz. Assam, Meghalaya & Nagaland.

In return direction, the Shokhuvi – Guwahati passenger special will depart from Shokhuvi with a new train no. 05606 on every Wednesday & Friday at 05:30 hours to reach Guwahati at 11:10 hours on the same day. The same train will depart from Guwahati at 12:45 hours on every Wednesday & Monday with a new train no. 05608 to reach Mendipathar at 16:50 hours on the same day.


Existing train no. 05601 (Guwahati – Lumding) Passenger Special will depart from Guwahati at 17:00 hours on every Friday, Saturday & Sunday to reach Lumding at 21:40 hours on the same day. In return direction, train no. 05602 (Lumding – Guwahati) Passenger Special will depart from Lumding at 07:00 hours on every Saturday, Sunday & Monday to reach Guwahati at 11:10 hours on the same day.
The details of stoppages and timings of these trains are available at IRCTC website and through NTES and are also being notified in various newspapers and social media platforms of N.F. Railway. Passengers are requested to verify the details before undertaking their journey.

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