Agartala-Akhaura railway link connecting India, Bangladesh to be completed by September 2022
NF Railway Divisional Manager JS Lakra informed that Nischintapur being a transhipment area, the railway yard in the area can boost trade between India and Bangladesh and augment economic activities for the local people.
The 15.6 km long Agartala-Akhaura railway link between India and Bangladesh will likely be completed by the end of September 2022, informed NF Railway Divisional Manager, JS Lakra, on November 12.
“Today, I visited the Nischintapur area and I am happy that the work is going on in the right direction. The whole work is likely to be completed by September next year," said Lakra.
Lakra, who is on a two-day visit to Tripura, inspected the work of the Nischintapur railway yard in Agartala, and said that the project is going as per the schedule and will likely be completed by September 2022. When completed the Agartala-Akhaura railway line would be the first railway route from North East India to Bangladesh, the NF Railway informed.
NF Railway Divisional Manager, JS Lakra informed that Nischintapur being a transhipment area, the railway yard in the area can boost trade between India and Bangladesh and augment economic activities for the local people.
"Akhaura-Agartala rail connectivity will provide another link in the cross-border connectivity between the two countries," he said.
The Akhaura-Agartala railway project was initiated in 2010. Three years later, both India and Bangladesh signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the railway project along with other issues.
While the Ministry of External Affairs is funding the project in Bangladesh, the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DONER) is overlooking the work on the Indian side.
Ircon International Limited (formerly Indian Railway Construction Limited) has been assigned construction work on both sides of the border.
The two Indian Ministries are bearing the costs from construction work, land acquisition, to the resettlement of people evicted for the completion of the project.
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