bangladesh: Boosting connectivity with Bangladesh to be the starting point: EAM Jaishankar | India News

GUWAHATI: At the Nadi 3 Asian Confluence River Conclave on Saturday, foreign minister S Jaishankar said the starting point would be enhancing connectivity with Bangladesh, especially with the neighbouring northeast, and the restoration of six historical cross-border rail links, dormant since 1965. “Once operational, the Shahabazpur (Bangladesh) to Mahishasan (Assam) link will be extended within Bangladesh and connected to the Kuluara-Shahbazpur rail line that is currently being modernised.”
Inaugurated in December 2020, the Chilahati-Haldibari (West Bengal) line will further enhance Assam’s connectivity to Bangladesh through New Jalpaiguri, including passenger traffic, the foreign minister said.
A rail link between Akhaura (Bangladesh) to Agartala (Tripura) is being developed, which Jaishankar said had already resulted in increased trade between India and Bangladesh.

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