"The first one is a new express train -- Kamakhya-Bhagat Ki Kothi (Jodhpur) Express (Weekly) -- and the second one is a new passenger service -- Siliguri-New Coochbehar DEMU (six days a week) -- on the newly constructed New Coochbehar-Changrabandha section," the statement said.

"This was a long-standing demand of the people of north-eastern region to provide train services in these areas," the minister said while flagging off the two new trains through video-conferencing.

He said that the connectivity through diesel electric multiple unit (DEMU) train between New Coochbehar and Changrabandha in West Bengal will benefit all sections of the society including daily passengers and businessmen.

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