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China mooting rail link between Kolkata and Kunming: Envoy

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Chinese in Ma Zhanwu said Wednesday his country was mooting a bullet train service between and Kolkata, traversing through and

With joint efforts of and China, a high-speed rail link could be established between the two cities, Zhanwu said at a conference here.

"It will only take a few hours to reach from if the rail link becomes a reality," he asserted.

The also said that and would benefit from the project.

"We may have a cluster of industries along the route. That increases the possibility of economic development of countries involved in the 2,800 km-long project," he maintained.

The project had also found mention at the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) meet in in 2015, he said.

The rail route was aimed at boosting trade flow in the Bangladesh-China-India-(BCIM) corridor, Zhanwu said, adding that his country has been striving for the revival of Silk Route to increase connectivity from Kunming to

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 16:25 IST