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Restoration of Trans-border Rail Line after 55 Years Anticipated at Modi-Hasina Summit Tomorrow

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File photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi together with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina The 2 prime ministers are additionally anticipated to launch a commemorative stamp on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to commemorate the beginning centenary of the daddy of […]

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina

File photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi together with his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina

The 2 prime ministers are additionally anticipated to launch a commemorative stamp on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to commemorate the beginning centenary of the daddy of the nation of Bangladesh.

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  • Final Up to date: December 16, 2020, 23:56 IST
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India and Bangladesh are anticipated to revive a trans-border railway line after 55 years, and ink various agreements at a digital summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Thursday, folks conversant in the developments mentioned. The inauguration of the Chilahati-Haldibari rail hyperlink is anticipated to boost connectivity to Assam and West Bengal from Bangladesh.

The 2 prime ministers are additionally anticipated to launch a commemorative stamp on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to commemorate the beginning centenary of the daddy of the nation of Bangladesh. Modi and Hasina are set to collectively inaugurate a digital exhibition on Mujibur Rahman and Mahatma Gandhi in an effort to have a good time the life and legacies of the long-lasting leaders, the folks conversant in the developments mentioned.

They mentioned round 5 agreements are anticipated to be inked throughout the summit talks. India and Bangladesh have been making efforts in the previous few years to boost transport and connectivity. The inauguration of the Haldibari-Chilahati hyperlink would be the fifth pre-1965 railway hyperlink to be made operational between the 2 nations.

The Haldibari-Chilahati rail hyperlink was a part of the broad gauge important route from Kolkata to Siliguri. Nevertheless, the warfare of 1965 successfully minimize off all of the railway hyperlinks. Initially, the rail hyperlink will facilitate the motion of products cargo. Passenger motion can even start on the event of infrastructure on each side, they mentioned. On Monday, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs mentioned talks between Modi and Hasina can even concentrate on additional strengthening cooperation within the put up COVID-19 interval.

“In the course of the summit, the 2 leaders will maintain complete discussions on the complete spectrum of the bilateral relationship, together with additional strengthening cooperation within the put up COVID period,” the MEA mentioned. It mentioned each the nations have continued to take care of common exchanges on the highest degree.

The ties between India and Bangladesh have witnessed a major upswing in the previous few years. Either side have scaled up commerce and financial engagement in addition to implementing various connectivity and infrastructure initiatives.

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