Laying of Agartala-Akhaura rail line to be completed by 2017

Ministry of External Affairs and Railway will lay the Rail Line to connect Agartala with Akhaura in that country by 2017 which falls 10 km in the Bangladesh.

Key Highlights

  • The centre govt has grants Rs 580 crore for lying of the five km railway track up to Bangladesh border.
  • The complete project will cost Rs 1,000 crore which would be given by the Centre government.Laying of Agartala-Akhaura rail line to be completed by 2017
  • The distance between Agartala and Kolkata is 1,700 km through Chicken Neck near Siliguri will be reduced to 350 km if passengers will go through the new route.
  • According to the detail project report the team had decided to construct a 3.7-km-long flyover (viaduct) would be constructed along the five km stretch on the Indian side to save cultivable lands around the track.
  • The track will improve the connectivity and will boost the trade between the two neighbouring countries.
  • A team of technical experts from Ircon International Limited ( IRCON) will be the representatives of state government of the Indian.

About ICRON

  • Ircon International Limited(IRCON) is an engineering and construction company.
  • It is specialized in transport infrastructure.
  • The company was established in 1976 under the Companies Act, 1956.
  • IRCON was registered as theIndian Railway Construction Company Limited.

Keys

  • Minister of Railways – Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu
  • Capital of Bangladesh – Dhaka
  • Currency of Bangladesh – Bangladeshi taka
  • Prime Minister of Bangladesh – Sheikh Hasina
  • President of Bangladesh – Abdul Hamid