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Indian envoy favours new railway link with Bangladesh

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AGARTALA, June 4 - Indo-Bangla railway connectivity through Agartala and Akhaura is well underway but the same connectivity may be materialised through Belonia in South Tripura district too.

Disclosing this at a brief interaction with the media Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Sringla said that Indo-Bangla relationship in all spheres was in for a further uplift sooner rather than later.

�Sringla arrived here�on Saturday�and made a courtesy call to Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and later held a long meeting with Chief Secretary Sanjeev Ranjan, Director of Industry VJ Jenner and Transport Commissioner Sriram Taranikant.�

Later speaking to mediapersons Sringla said that connectivity between the two countries was expanding fast and since all the problems related to Agartala-Akhaura railway connectivity had been resolved, a new connectivity through Belonia was being considered. �

�Tripura is now giving 100 MW of power to Bangladesh and 60 more will be given soon. On the other hand, progress in the construction of a bridge across the river Pheni is also satisfactory. So, we can look forward to further improvement in relationship with Bangladesh� said Sringla.

He added that Ashuganj port in Bangladesh was being renovated as the Bangladesh Government was agreeable to letting India use the port.

Meanwhile, construction work of a bridge in the Feni river connecting both sides is scheduled to kick start next month, according to official sources.

�One Ahmadabad-based construction firm Dineshchandra R Agarwal has been awarded the task to construct a bridge over the river Feni�, said a senior PWD official.

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Indian envoy favours new railway link with Bangladesh

AGARTALA, June 4 - Indo-Bangla railway connectivity through Agartala and Akhaura is well underway but the same connectivity may be materialised through Belonia in South Tripura district too.

Disclosing this at a brief interaction with the media Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Sringla said that Indo-Bangla relationship in all spheres was in for a further uplift sooner rather than later.

�Sringla arrived here�on Saturday�and made a courtesy call to Chief Minister Manik Sarkar and later held a long meeting with Chief Secretary Sanjeev Ranjan, Director of Industry VJ Jenner and Transport Commissioner Sriram Taranikant.�

Later speaking to mediapersons Sringla said that connectivity between the two countries was expanding fast and since all the problems related to Agartala-Akhaura railway connectivity had been resolved, a new connectivity through Belonia was being considered. �

�Tripura is now giving 100 MW of power to Bangladesh and 60 more will be given soon. On the other hand, progress in the construction of a bridge across the river Pheni is also satisfactory. So, we can look forward to further improvement in relationship with Bangladesh� said Sringla.

He added that Ashuganj port in Bangladesh was being renovated as the Bangladesh Government was agreeable to letting India use the port.

Meanwhile, construction work of a bridge in the Feni river connecting both sides is scheduled to kick start next month, according to official sources.

�One Ahmadabad-based construction firm Dineshchandra R Agarwal has been awarded the task to construct a bridge over the river Feni�, said a senior PWD official.