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Agartala - Akhaura Rail Link

  • 10 Feb 2020
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Recently, the central government has announced that rail line to connect the northeastern region with Bangladesh will be ready by the end of 2021.

Key Points

  • The rail line between Agartala in Tripura and Akhaura in Bangladesh would pave the way for the first train to run from the northeastern region to Bangladesh.
  • The railway link will connect Gangasagar in Bangladesh to Nischintapur in India and from Nischintapur to Agartala railway station.
  • Ministry for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) will bear the cost of laying 5.46 km track on the Indian side while the cost of laying 10.6 km track on the Bangladesh side is being borne by the Ministry of External Affairs.

Source: TH

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