Works on a 12.23 km India-Bangladesh new railway line are moving at a snail’s place in both the countries, around a decade after Rs 972 crore project was finalised.
The new target of end of the much expected project has been re-fixed in September next year.
The Agartala (India)-Akhaura (Bangladesh) railway line would facilitate ferrying of goods to and from both the countries and greatly benefit India’s land-locked northeastern states. Also, the journey time between Agartala and Kolkata, via Bangladesh, would be reduced by a third, from 1,613-km through mountainous terrain to a mere 514 km. Read more
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