The idea behind this project is to promote stronger ties between the two countries. “This is to improve people-to-people contact and boost bilateral trade,” he told HT.
These tracks that once chronicled the ties between the two countries, lay abandoned after India converted the meter gauge lines that are narrow and 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) or 2 ft (610 mm) in dimension to broad gauge that are around 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in).
The discussion about the lack of railway connectivity also surfaced during a dialogue between Tripura’s transport minister, Manik Dey, with Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in Dhaka in 2015. At the time, Dhaka requested India to survey all the missing rail links between the two countries. Read More…
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