External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry Piyush Goyal flagged off 10 Broad Gauge (BG) locomotives to Bangladesh.

In keeping with the requirements of the Bangladesh Railway, the locomotives have been suitably modified by the Indian side.

These locomotives will help handle the increasing volume of passenger and freight train operations in Bangladesh.

Moreover, of the seven rail links that existed, four are functional now. To further strengthen rail connectivity in the region, one new rail link, between Agartala in India and Akhaura in Bangladesh is being constructed with finance under Grant Assistance of India.

During COVID-19, parcel train and container train services have been introduced via Benapole in Bangladesh. Both these services have already started in July 2020.

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