AGARTALA, March 5 - Land measuring 65.92 acres for the proposed Indo-Bangla railway link would be handed over to Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) by June, a top Tripura Government official has confirmed here.
�The West Tripura district administration has already started land acquisition process to expedite the process as the proposed rail link � Agartala to Gangasagar is a priority project�, said the official.
The Centre has already released Rs 97 crore for land acquisition for the 15 km Indo-Bangla railway project. On the other side, Bangladesh Railways has also started land acquisition so that the project gets completed at the earliest.
The IRCON would construct the BG rail link connecting Agartala with Gangasagar (Bangladesh). The process of laying the 15.05 km railway tracks to connect Agartala with Akhaura will be completed by next three years. Of the total track, a stretch of five km will be on the Indian side and the rest in Bangladesh.
DoNER has already sanctioned Rs 580 crore for the project as New Delhi is keen to establish the rail link which will connect West Bengal and Tripura through Bangladesh. The Agartala-Akhaura railway route will connect Indian Railways with Bangladesh Railways to improve the connectivity and boost trade between the two countries.