Akhaura-Agartala railway to be inaugurated in 2021: Indian High Commissioner

Installation of the Akhaura-Agartala railway will be completed by the middle of next year, with the route set to be inaugurated in 2021, according to Riva Ganguly Das, the Indian High Commissioner to Dhaka.

Akhaura-Agartala rail link will be completed by June 2021, she said.

Riva Ganguly announced the completion date during a visit to the construction site of the rail route in Akhaura upazila of the district.

The railway project is important for both countries, she said, adding that Bangladesh will be able to commence commercial communications with India's north-eastern states through this rail route.

Asked to comment on the 'border killings' of Bangladeshi citizens by India's trigger-happy Border Security Force, Riva Ganguly nevertheless fell back on what she termed the good relations between the BSF and their Bangladeshi counterparts, the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) as a possible way to overcome this strange phenomena between friendly nations.

I think the issue will come to an end through discussions, she added.

The Akhaura-Agartala rail link project, connecting the upazila in the country's eastern district of Brahmanbaria with the capital of the neighbouring Indian state of Tripura, is slated to cost TK 252 crore.

Source: United News of Bangladesh