Trial Run Of First India-Bangladesh Container Train Begins


Trial Run Of First India-Bangladesh Container Train Begins

The trial run of the first container train between India and Bangladesh was flagged off on Tuesday.

The inaugural train was loaded with 60 containers, mainly carrying de-oiled cake which serves as a raw material for animal feed. It was flagged off from the terminus of the Container Corporation of India (Concor), near Majherhat station in Kolkata.

It will travel through Naihati, Ranaghat and Gede in India and Darsana and Ishurdi in Bangladesh before reaching Bangabandhu West, about 117 km from the neighbouring country’s capital, Dhaka.

After flagging off the trial run of the container train, the Centre is hopeful of introducing regular container train services between the two countries amid a substantial demand for exporting goods to the neighbouring countries, said an official. Read More…

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