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Govt to invest Rs 1000 cr for Indo-Bangla Rail link

By Religare
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The Indian Government has said that it will invest Rs 1,000 crore for laying of 15.06 km long tracks to connect Indian Railways with Bangladesh through the North East, media reported.

Commenting on the issue, State Transport Secretary Samarjit Bhowmik told the media, "We were informed by the Centre on Saturday that it has sanctioned Rs 580 crore for acquiring land and laying of five km long tracks on the Indian side."

 

"The External Affairs Ministry had earlier sanctioned Rs 400 crore to Bangladesh for acquiring land and laying of about ten km long track on the Bangladesh side," he added.

As per reports, the project will be completed by 2017 and an elevated corridor will be constructed for covering 3.7 km length of the route. IRCON will construct the entire route and other works as it has experience of working in Bangladesh. The 15.06 km long track will connect Agartala with Akhaura railway junction in Bangladesh.

Story first published: Monday, July 27, 2015, 12:40 [IST]
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