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India and Bangladesh jointly inaugurated 3 projects in railway sector



India and Bangladesh jointly inaugurated three projects in rail sector: Details, Highlights

India & Bangladesh jointly inaugurated three projects related to power supply rehabilitation of existing railway section.

India & Bangladesh three projects were jointly inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina through video conference.

These three projects are

1. Rehabilitation of Kulaura-Shahbazpur section of Bangladesh Railways

Under this project, bridge and bridge building was constructed, a station with the platform and shed along with reformation of the level crossing and railway line were also built. Mainline of 44.77 km and loop line of 7.77 km was also renovated.

2. 500 MW additional power supply from India to Bangladesh

It will be transferred through existing Bheramara (Bangladesh)-Baharampur (India) interconnection. With the completion of this project, India will be supplying around 1.16 Gigawatts of power to Bangladesh. This project announced during his PM Modi’s visit to Bangladesh in 2015.

3. Akhaura–Agartala Rail Link 

The railway project was conceptualized in 2010. Later, India-Bangladesh had signed MoU on this railway project in 2013. It is expected that the railway line will become operational in 2019.

The railway project consists of constructing 15.054 km long railway line. It will provide another link in the cross-border connectivity between two countries by connecting Akhaura in Bangladesh with the capital city of Tripura, Agartala through Nischintapur in Indo-Bangla border.

It will help to develop socio-economic as well as the cultural bond between two neighbouring countries.


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