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Union Government sanctioned 1000 crore rupees for Indo-Bangla Rail Link

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  • Union Government, to connect Indian Railway with Bangladesh through the North-East for laying of 15.06 km sanctioned 1000 crore rupees on JULY 25,2015.
  • The entire project will be constructed by IRCON and this Indo-Bangla Rail link will be completed by 2017.
  • Trough this project, it connects AGARTHALA with AKHAURA railway junction in Bangladesh and this project will reduce the distance 1650 km to 515 km(Agarthala to Kolkata).
  • It will improve the trade and commerce between the North-East region on India and Bangladesh.
  • Out of 15.06 km,five km falls in Indian territory and the rest in Bangladesh and 3.7 km would comprise of elevated corridor.
  • Bhowmik said that the alignment and other technicalities of laying the 15.06-km track to link Agartala with Bangladesh’s Akhaura railway station has been changed by top engineers and railway officials.
  • This approval is made after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina discussed it during Modi’s Dhaka visit June 6-7.