Agartala, Jan 27: The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has thrown open the newly constructed Manu-Ambassa track for the people with a succesfull trial run. NFR officials said here today that the trial journey, which was made yesterday, took nearly two and a half hour to arrive at Ambassa covering a stretch of 21 km.
An official of the NF railway said the state had moved one step ahead when they received a clearance certificate from the Commissioner Safety (Railway Board). However, they were unable to announce the time for the passenger train in the stretch.
''The track is fully prepared and the resumption of the passenger train will be announced after state election,'' the officials added. The train would stop at two stations -- SK Para and Jwahar Nagar. The extension up to 68 km from Ambassa to Agartala is also progressing speedily and the train services are likely to start on the track by 2009.