bdnews24.com, June 01 2016
According to the General Manager of Indian Northeast Frontier Railway, HK Jaggi, work on land acquisition for the Agartala-Akhaura rail project will begin in the latter half of June coupled with launching of a broad gauge (BG) railway service from Agartala. On the Agartala-Akhaura (India-Bangladesh) railway project, Jaggi said the central government had already released the first instalment of Rs 1.5 billion for land acquisition. The Indian government had announced it will bear the entire cost of the 15-km railway project. Of the 15 km, 5 km fall within India and the rest in Bangladesh. The Agartala-Akhaura project is scheduled to be completed by December 2017.