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First India-Bangladesh container train flagged off

ANI  |  Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] 

The trial run of the first container train to run between and was flagged off on Tuesday.

"The much-awaited demand of the trade is finally being met after a long passing by Ltd (CONCOR) and with Railway and other agencies of the two countries," Harindra Rao, General Manager, said.

The container train will take around eight hours to reach and can carry 60 containers with a maximum net weight of 12.247 kg in each.

While passenger trains and goods train have been running between the two countries, container train service has begun for the first time. It is expected to facilitate trade between and

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First Published: Wed, April 04 2018. 06:10 IST