Dhaka- Siliguri train service to start from March 26
News Desk || risingbd.com
A new cross-border train route will start between New Jalpaiguri in Siliguri in India and Dhaka in Bangladesh from 26 March.
This is the third passenger train service between the neighbouring nations, after Maitree express and Bandhan express.
The Prime Ministers of both countries will jointly inaugurate the passenger train service.
Bilateral talks between the officials of Bangladesh Railway and Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) were held on 21 February to chalk out the modalities of the route.
The Bangladeshi delegation said that the residents of the country have repeatedly raised their demand for communications through roads and railway links with India.
At present, there are five rail links between India and Bangladesh. These are Petrapole-Benapole, Gede-Darshana, Singhabad-Rohanpur, Radhikapur-Birol and Haldibari-Chilahati.
The route between Haldibari in Cooch Behar and Chilahati in northern Bangladesh was reopened after 55 years in December.
The railway line had been defunct after rail links between India and then East Pakistan had snapped in 1965.