Govt. rolls out new rail lines to Bangladesh

    new rail lines to Bangladesh
    In addition to on-going rail projects, the Union government is all set to build new rail link between Akhaura, Bangladesh, and also from Agartala, thereby helping cutting transit time and costs for shippers. The connectivity will facilitate trade between Bangladesh and the landlocked Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura in the country‘s northeast region by connecting the two countries rail networks with a 15 kilometer (9.3 mile) link. As a matter of fact, Bangladesh has a good market of agricultural] products to these states and the rail connectivity will facilitate carrying goods there quickly, said Kamruzzaman Kamal, director of marketing for food processor PRAN-RFL Group. Most of the link, 10 kilometers, will be in Bangladesh, with the remainder in India, where work began recently, while Bangladesh is scheduled to award the contract for its portion of the work in December. The work on these projects is expected to be started by February, said director of the Bangladesh part of the project, Md Shahidul Islam. A portion of required land acquisition has already been completed and the construction cost of Bangladesh part involves some Tk 478 million ($5.6 million). The present governments of Bangladesh and India want to enhance connectivity and promote rail since transportation through train is comparatively cheaper. Goods arriving by sea at the port of Kolkata to reach the northeastern Indian states must travel 1,700 kilometers (1,056 miles) if they bypass Bangladesh, but going through Bangladesh cuts that to 350 kilometers, he said.
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