India to conduct survey for new rail line to Bangladesh


India to conduct survey for new rail line to Bangladesh

The Railway Ministry is exploring the possibility of connecting Tripura with Bangladesh from three sides, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said on Thursday.

New Delhi will carry out a survey to lay one more new railway line between India and Bangladesh to access the Chittagong international sea port and ease connectivity with the landlocked northeast region, a minister said.

“Indian railway would soon conduct a survey to obtain basic details to lay a 125-km new railway line from southern Tripura’s border town Belonia to Chittagong international sea port in (southeast) Bangladesh,” Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain told reporters.

“Of the 125-km line, five km falls in India and the rest in Bangladesh. The proposed railway line via (Bangladesh’s) Feni town aims to access the Chittagong international sea port for the benefit of the mountainous northeast India,” Gohain said. Read More…

 

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