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Dec 19 2016 (14:51)  3 tourist trains to be launched in Assam soon (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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Posted by: Jayashree ❖ Amita  36396 news posts
SILCHAR: Union minister of state for railways Rajen Gogain on Sunday said at least three tourist trains will be introduced in Assam in the coming months to boost tourism in the region.
Addressing the inaugural ceremony of the 2nd edition of three-day Judima Festival at Dibarai village near Haflong in Dima Hasao district, Gohai said by the end of January, the first tourist train will be introduced between Guwahati and Dimapur (Nagaland). The other two between Guwahati and Pasighat (Arunachal Pradesh), and Haflong and Agartala (Tripura) will be introduced in phases.
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address as the special guest of the festival, the railway minster said another train between Haflong and Guwahati will be introduced in the next couple of months. Gohain informed the gathering that the Centre is going to organize a North-East Festival soon.
The Judima Festival was inaugurated by minister of state (Independent charge) for rural development, sports and youth welfare and cultural affairs Naba Kumar Doley. In his address, Doley said the initiative has been undertaken to promote tourism and put Haflong on the tourism map of the northeast. The theme of the festival is to preserve, promote and nurture culture, music and folk art of Dimasa tribals. Tourists can take part in adventure sports like trekking, hiking, angling and can also taste the best traditional brews of the region
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