India-Bangladesh railway connectivity to get a boost! Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is all set to revive the old Siliguri-Sealdah route via Bangladesh by the year 2021, states a ToI report.
Initially, the line is likely to become operational with goods trains, however, passenger trains may start later. If that happens, the train travel time to Siliguri would be reduced from 11 to 7 hours. According to Indian Railways, the route will be around 200 km less than the current route of 573 km and will see trains enter Bangladesh at the Petrapole-Benapole border and exit at the Chilahati-Haldibari border, located in northern part of West Bengal.
To reach Sealdah via the Benapole-Petrapole border, train services from Siliguri will pass through Chilahati, Toronbari, Nilfamari, Domar, Sayeedpur, Parbatipur, Darshana after crossing Haldibari. Read More
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