AKHAURA-AGARTALA RAIL LINK (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – IR)

News-CRUX-10     1st November 2023        
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Context: Recently, in a historic development, Bangladesh and northeast India re-established rail connectivity through Tripura, ending a nearly seven-and-a-half-decade hiatus. The long-anticipated Akhaura-Agartala rail connection was virtually inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India and Bangladesh's Prime Minister.

Akhaura-Agartala Rail Link

  • The rail link measures 12.24 km, comprising a 6.78-km dual gauge line in Bangladesh and 5.46 km in Tripura
  • The rail line between Agartala in Tripura and Akhaura in Bangladesh would pave the way for the first train to run from the northeastern region to Bangladesh
  • The link will connect Gangasagar in Bangladesh to Nischintapur in India and from there to Agartala.
  • The Project was at standstill because of the sharp increase in the cost of land for the sections in India.
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