Following prime minister level bilateral agreement between India and Bhutan, both the countries have finally signed tariff protocol for the output of 720 Megawatt Mangdechhu hydropower project.
IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) Tourism is offering a tour package of five nights and six days to Paro, Thimpu and Punakha, the tourism arm of the Indian Railways, said on microblogging website, Twitter.
Till just a few hours before the prime ministers of Bhutan and India were to meet for the first time on Friday, officials from both countries were still parleying to finalise the tariff for the Mangdechhu power project.
India and Bhutan on Friday reviewed the progress of hydroelectric projects in the Himalayan kingdom during a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering here.
India is likely to commission a major hydropower project in Bhutan this month, Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale has said, vowing to strengthen bilateral collaboration in the energy sector.
As India and Bhutan mark 50 years of diplomatic ties this year, the two sides reaffirmed their commitment to cooperation in the hydropower sector during a meeting between Prime Minster Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay here on Friday.
The Northeast Frontier Railway has submitted feasibility studies to the Ministry of External Affairs to extend rail connectivity to Bhutan, officials said today.
Months after Indian and Chinese troops disengaged after a standoff situation on the Doklamplateau of Bhutan, India and the Himalayan kingdom held the annual bilateral development cooperation talks here.
In May 2014, when Narendra Modi was sworn in as the Prime Minister of India, the delegation from invitee country Bhutan was more than delighted.
Leaders of India, Bhutan and Bangladesh may soon formally sign and join hands to build a 1,125 MW hydropower project in Bhutan as trilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) on this has been finalised by the three Asian countries.