Modi, Hasina flag off trial run of India-Bangladesh passenger train

Posted on:08 Apr 2017 18:54:44
Modi, Hasina flag off trial run of India-Bangladesh passenger train
08 April 2017 Current Affairs: The trial run of passenger train service between Bangladesh's Khulna city and West Bengal capital Kolkata began with the arrival of a train at Petrapole along the India-Bangladesh border.

Named Maitree Express-2, it is the second passenger train between India and Bangladesh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee jointly flagged off the train service through video link from New Delhi.

Regular service between the Kolkata station and Khulna will commence in July, Railway officials said.

Indo-Bangla rail corridor through Petrapole was reopened in January 2001 for goods trains.

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