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Indian Railways to connect with Bangladesh

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Indian Railways will take up a project to connect Agartala in Tripura with Akhaura in Bangladesh.

"I propose to take up a project to connect Agartala with Akhaura in Bangladesh," said Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi while presenting his maiden budget Wednesday.

Trivedi said the proposed rail link will not only improve bilateral ties between the two countries but will also help in establishing connectivity with inaccessible areas in northeast as journey from Kolkata to Tripura via Bangladesh will result in significant saving in time and distance travelled.

The railways has been taking up such projects to provide rail connectivity to neighbouring countries.

In 2011-12, the railways had taken up two projects -- Jogbani-Biratnagar new line and Jaynagar-Bijalpura-Bardibas line -- to provide connectivity with Nepal.

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