India-Bangladesh rail link to be ready by 2021

News:Indian Government has announced that the Agartala – Akhaura Rail Link will be ready by the end of 2021.


About the Rail link:

  • The rail line between Agartala in Tripura and Akhaura in Bangladesh will be the first train to run from the northeastern region to Bangladesh.
  • The Ministry for Development of the North Eastern Region(DoNER) will bear the cost of laying 5.46 km track on the Indian side while the cost of laying 10.6 km track on the Bangladesh side is being borne by the Ministry of External Affairs.