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Agartala-Akhaura rail link expected to open in 2019

  • Published at 08:13 pm September 1st, 2017
Agartala-Akhaura rail link expected to open in 2019
The construction of the Agartala-Akhaura rail link is progressing better than expected and is likely to be finished by December 2018. “The Agartala-Akhaura railway service will be operational by the early 2019. Construction [of the rail track] will be finished by December 2018,” said Samarjit Bhowmik, transport secretary of the state government of Tripura, after a meeting between the steering committees of Bangladesh and India in Dhaka on August 28. The meeting was held to review the progress of the ongoing project that establishing a rail link between Akhaura, Brahmanbaria in Bangladesh and Agartala, Tripura in India, he said. “The next meeting will be held in December this year in Agartala,” he added.
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West Tripura District Magistrate Milind Ramteke, who was also a part of the Indian delegation in the bilateral meeting, said: “This project requires 67 acres of land on the Indian side of the rail link, of which 49 acres have already been acquired and handed over to the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR). The rest of the land will be acquired soon.” Kamalkrishna Bhattacharya, who led the Bangladeshi delegation at the meeting, said: “We need 60 acres of land on the Bangladesh side for the project, of which 38 acres have already been acquired.” The Indian delegation was led by N Subba Raidu, joint secretary at the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.
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