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MOU signed to link Tripura with Bangladesh by train
Published on 30 Jan. 2011 12:31 AM IST
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India and Bangladesh will soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to link Agartala railway station with Akhaura in Bangladesh, Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar said on Friday. “Railway ministry has placed the alignment report for the proposed rail connectivity seeking the state government?s opinion and we have readily agreed,” Sarkar said after inaugurating the 21st Tripura Industries and Commerce Fair here.
A joint survey to prepare the alignment for the 16km Indo-Bangla rail link was carried out in September last and later it was placed before both the governments for a decision. Sarkar said construction of a bridge on the river Feni in South Tripura district would also begin soon as the final alignment had already been made by a team of engineers of India and Bangladesh.
The bridge being built at a cost of Rs 12 crore would connect South Tripura with the Chittagong Port, 72 km away from the Indo-Bangladesh border at Sabroom, he said. The chief minister also underlined the need to introduce Agartala-Dhaka-Guwahati air service to boost trade and commerce with the north eastern region.

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