Chilahati- border railway link

News:Bangladesh railway minister and High Commissioner of India has laid the foundation stone of Chilahati- border railway link.

Facts:

About Chilahati- border railway link:

  • The railway link is a 7.5 kilometre long railway track.It will help in providing connectivity from West Bengal into Assam via Bangladesh.
  • This railway link will provide a big boost to trade, travel and tourism between Bangladesh and India.

Additional information:

  • The Haldibari- Chilahati railway track was part of the broad gauge main route from Kolkata to Siliguri during the British undivided India.
  • The trains from Bangladesh to Darjeeling via Siliguri operated till 1965 which stopped functioning after the 1965 Indo-Pak war.
  • Indian Railways has already restored the tracks up to international border till Haldibari station.
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