Hasina, Modi to inaugurate two rail projects today

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 00:01, Sep 10,2018

 
 

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina and her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi will inaugurate the construction works of two railway projects through video conferencing today.
The two projects, Kulaura-Shahbajpur Section Rehabilitation of Bangladesh Railway and AkhauraAgartala Duel Gauge Rail Connectivity (Bangladesh part), will be jointly funded by Bangladesh and India, said an official release in Dhaka on Sunday.
The Kulaura-Shahbajpur Section Rehabilitation project would restore the train link between Bangladesh and India as a part of the Trans-Asian Railway Network.
Under the project, about 53 kilometres of duel gaze rail lines, bridges and culverts, stations and infrastructures would be constructed and non-interlocked colour light signalling system will be set up.
The estimated cost of the project was Tk 678 crore 50.79 lakh. Of the total cost, Tk 555 crore 98.76 lakh was provided as LoC loan from the Indian government while the Bangladesh government will provide the remaining amount, the release added.

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