Guwahati, Feb 19: For the first time in the history, electric locomotive ran on the soil of Assam with successful trial run from Bongaigaon to Sarupeta stations, Union Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal said.
Taking to twitter, the minister wrote, ‘Creating An Aatmanirbhar Assam: For the first time in history, electric locomotive ran on the soil of Assam with successful trial run from Bongaigaon to Sarupeta stations.’
Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal thanked the railway minister for his continuous hardwork and effort.
‘PM Shri Narendra Modi ji's vision and leadership are giving new speed to the journey of #AatmanirbharAsaam each passing day. Thank you for your hardwork and efforts Shri Piyush Goyal ji,’ Sonowal tweeted.
Electric train service from New Bongaigaon to Rangia to begin from March 2021, as per reports.