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New rail link to connect Tripura with B'desh: Union minister

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A new railway line, connecting with Bangladesh, will be laid soon, Singh said today.

The for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) added that the work had already started on the 45-km-long rail link between and Akhaura, a sub-district of in

"It gives a special sense of satisfaction that the cost of the Indian portion of the project, from to the border, is being funded by the DoNER at an estimated amount of approximately Rs 580 crore, while the Bangladeshi portion of the rail link is being funded by the as grant assistance," Singh said.

He added that the ambitious project would open up and the entire north-eastern region to the outside world and facilitate augmentation of trade and commerce as well as movement of goods and services between and by ensuring the maximum use of the Port.

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First Published: Mon, August 06 2018. 20:40 IST