Tripura to have three railway links with Bangladesh, says Indian minister
Tripura Correspondent, bdnews24.com
Published: 2017-03-24 09:58:20.0 BdST Updated: 2017-03-24 09:58:20.0 BdST
Tripura is going to have at least three railway links with Bangladesh and there is proposal for another new link, India's junior Railways Minister Rajen Gohain on Thursday.
He was speaking to reporters after a review meeting with Railways officials in presence of Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on the ongoing and pending issues of railways in the state.
“Tripura is going to have three railway links with Bangladesh, said Gohain , detailing them.
* The Agartala-Akhwara elevated railway link
* The Belonia-Feni route -- which are at only five km apart and can be connected to Chittagong easily
* The third is via Sabroom
"Our railway is reaching upto Sabroom, from where Chittagong is only 60 kms” he said.
The railway connectivity between Belonia and Feni (in Bangladesh) will help us explore the possibility of connecting Tripura with Chittagong sea port in the near future, Gohain said.
He said that the India Railway is exploring the possibility of another trans-nation rail link between Tripura’s Khowai district to Sayestaganj in Hobiganj district of Bangladesh.
Gohain said that both Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy and Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, in separate meetings with him had urged to expedite the ongoing Railway projects in the state.
Both of them also requested the Centre to introduce a Rajdhani Express from here, he said.
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