Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region said that the Railway link service between the Agartala-Akhaura in Bangladesh will be completed by 2020 for Development of Northeastern Region (DoNER).
The declaration was announced during the meeting by the Minister of DoNER Dr.Jitendra Singh and senior officers of the Ministry which was held on 12 September in Delhi.
The Bangladesh railway link project is funded by the Ministry of DoNER. The cost allocated for the project is Rs 972.52 crores. The project can link Agartala with Bangladesh Railway Network at Akhaura. It will cut the traveling time period for passenger and goods movement from Kolkata to Agartala of 38 hours to 15 hours.
Maitree categorical is already running between Kolkata and Dhaka which is now extended to Agartala. Out of 15.19 Acre of land at Nischintpur Yard, 2.30 Acre has been handed over a month before Dec 2019 by Government of Tripura.