Rail minister send a squad for India-Bangla rail project

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Railways ministry would be sending the best team as soon as clear the process of India-Bangla rail extension project.  Transport Secretary Samarjit Bhowmik told that the decision of sending the squad for India- Bangladesh rail project  to have first-hand knowledge about the proposed rail project was taken at a meeting of NITI Aayog held in Delhi on June 18.

NITI Aayog decided in the meeting to process the railway extension project from Agartala to Gangasagar of Bangladesh by 2017. Bhowmik told that it was decided to accomplished railways project extension from Agartala to Gangasagar of Bangladesh by 2017 but it was not completed when the work for the dream railway extension work will begin.

Bhowmik told that It was decided to accomplished railways project extension from Agartala to Gangasagar of Bangladesh by 2017 but it was not completed when the work for the dream railway extension work will begin.

Bhowmik said of the total 5 km proposed railway project in Indian side, altogether 2.5 km rail link would be overhead while the remaining part would be laid on the land. This would reduce the estimated expenditure for land acquisition to connect Agartala railway station with Bangladesh’s Gangasagar railway station.

It was estimated that Rs 302 crore would be required to acquire land for the 5 km railway track in Indian side. NITI Aayog adviser Manoj Singh presided over the meeting while Joint Secretaries of Ministry of External Administration, DoNER and top officers from Railways Ministry remained present there.

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