Indian envoy: Akhaura-Agartala rail communications to begin by June 2021
Feb. 13, 2020
'The rail link will be completed by June next year'
The rail communications between Akhaura of Bangladesh and Agartala of India will start by next year, Indian High Commissioner to Dhaka Riva Ganguly Das has said.
"The rail link will be completed by June next year. The connectivity between the two countries will also be launched in the same year through the route," the Indian envoy said while visiting the construction work of the rail line at Akhaura in Brahmanbaria yesterday.
The Akhaura-Agartala Rail Line Project is an important project for both the neighbours, she said, adding: "Bangladesh's commercial communications with northeast India will start through this railway."
The 15-kilometre Akhaura-Agartala rail project will cost Tk252 crore.
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi inaugurated the project through a video conference on September 10, 2018. It is the sixth railway route between the two neighbours.
During the visit, the high commissioner was accompanied by First Secretary (Railway Adviser) of the High Commission in Dhaka Anita Barik, Protocol Officer of the high commissioner Amrish Kumar, Akhaura Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Tahmina Aktar, and Akhaura police station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Rasul Ahamed Nizami.
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