Centre convenes meeting on new India-Bangladesh rail link

Source:  zeenews.india.com

Agartala: The External Affairs Ministry has convened a meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday to finalise the pending issues relating to proposed Agartala (Tripura)-Akhaura (Bangladesh) new rail link project, official said here on Monday.

“Various pending issues relating to new Agartala-Akhaura rail link project would be discussed and expected to be finalised in Wednesday’s meeting in New Delhi,” Tripura Transport Secretary Samarjit Bhowmik told reporters.

The much important fourth inter-ministerial steering committee meeting was called by the External Affairs Ministry, and officials from the Railway Board and other ministries would be present in the meeting.

Bhowmik said: “Funding of the rail project would be discussed at the meeting and a modified DPR (detailed project report) would be chalked out.”

“The new railway connectivity between the northeastern state and Bangladesh would boost the socio-economic, trade and business ties between the two countries,” he added. More info

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