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Indo-Bangla rail link survey completed

By Correspondent

AGARTALA, Sept 9 � A four-member Bangladesh Railways team returned to Dhaka on Wednesday after conducting survey on the much awaited rail link between Agartala in Tripura and Akhaura in Bangladesh side.

The alignment for the proposed 16-km rail link between two sides has been completed though the Bangladesh Railways team declined to comment on the issue. �We have down our job here. We will now submit our reports to the government of our country,� said a member of the team.

The team, comprising Shah Jalauddin Islam, Chief Engineer of Bangladesh Railways, Md S Jaha, Y Ali Mirdha and Chandan Debnath, arrived at Agartala on September 6 through Akhaura checkpost to survey the proposed rail extension project.

The team had an interaction with the Indian Railways team here on Wednesday before meeting with Tripura Transport Minister Manik Dey.

Bangladesh Railways team�s report is likely to catalyze the pace of bilateral understandings between both the nations.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed had visited New Delhi in January this year and signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with India on several points. The Prime Ministers of both the countries had agreed to put a comprehensive framework for cooperation and development.

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