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Rail connectivity between India and Bangladesh increased, ‘Mitali Express’ was flagged off by the railway ministers of both countries

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Mitali Express: Taking forward the rail service between India and Bangladesh, Mithali Express running between New Jalpaiguri and Dhaka was flagged off on Wednesday. Maitree and Bandhan Express trains are already running between the two countries.

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  • circle-icon Rail connectivity between India and Bangladesh increased
  • circle-icon Railway Ministers of India and Bangladesh flagged off ‘Mitali’ Express
  • circle-icon Maitree and Bandhan Express trains are already running between the two countries

Mitali Express: Taking the rail service between India and Bangladesh further, the Mithali Express running between New Jalpaiguri and Dhaka was flagged off on Wednesday. North East Frontier Railway (NFR) official gave this information. Maitree and Bandhan Express trains are already running between the two countries. These trains are operating between Kolkata to Dhaka and Khulna stations. NFR spokesperson Sabyasachi Dey said, “Indian Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnav and his Bangladeshi counterpart Mohammad Nurul Islam Sujan flagged off Mithali Express online at 9.20 am on Wednesday.”

He told that this train will run two days a week. It will leave from here at 11.45 am on Sunday and Wednesday, while it will depart from Dhaka at 9.15 pm on Monday and Thursday. It is fully air-conditioned and has four chair cars and four sleeper coaches.

Mithali Express will increase friendship between India and Bangladesh: Vaishnav

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said that Mithali Express will prove to be a milestone in enhancing, strengthening and improving the friendship between India and Bangladesh. This is the time when we should take more big steps to strengthen our relations and increase trade between the two countries.

Tourism and trade will get a boost

NFR General Manager Anshul Gupta was present at New Jalpaiguri Railway Station on the occasion of the inauguration. He said the new train service would help boost tourism and trade between Bangladesh and North West Bengal. Local MP Jayanta Roy said that the pending demand of the people associated with the travel business will be fulfilled by the train service.

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