A number of connectivity projects, including a new passenger train service between Kolkata and Bangladesh’s southwestern industrial city of Khulna, were today launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina that will help reduce the travel time by three hours.
These projects also include the second Bhairab and Titas railway bridges built at the cost of $100 million; and the International Rail Passenger Terminus at Chitpur in Kolkata.
The two leaders through video conferencing flagged off the inaugural run of the Bandhan Express, a fully air-conditioned weekly passenger train service, between Kolkata and Khulna.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee joined the inauguration through videoconferencing from West Bengal.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Modi said the ties of friendship between India and Bangladesh have further strengthened. Read More…