Tripura to get rail link with Bangla soon

Tripura, the second smallest state of India will soon have a direct rail connectivity with Bangladesh, and will set the beginning for a stronger sub-regional cooperation between the two countries.

Jitendra Singh, Union Minister for Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER) said the work for a rail link between Agartala and Akhaura has already started, and will be completed as early as possible. The tiny landlocked state in northeast India shares 856-km long border with Bangladesh.

The DoNER is funding the cost of laying of the railway lines in the Indian side of the border, while Bangladesh will pay for the stretch within its country. “This is definitely a great decision to connect us with Bangladesh,” Rajib Dutta, a school teacher in Agartala told Northeast Tenders on Friday.