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Chilahati-Haldibari railway reopens

After the period of 55 years, India and Bangladesh are ready to open Chilahati-Haldibari rail link. this will be conducted during a virtual bilateral summit on 17th Dec 2020. the link was closed due to the 1965 war between India and Pakistan.

  • There is 4.5kms distance between Haldibari station and international border. the Chilahati station is 7.5 km far from the border with India.

Importance of Chilahati-Haldibari link

  • The link will play a role in boosting a connection with West Bengal and Assam from Bangladesh country.
  • It will also increase network accessibility among both countries and will enhance the economic development and bilateral trade
  • In the beginning, it will provide services of goods cargo and after, setting up infrastructure, the passenger services will be begun.

Which rail links are operational

  • Petrapole-Benapole
  • Gede-Darshana
  • Radhikapur-Birol
  • Singhabad-Rohanpur

FAQ –

Q.1 When will Chilahati-Haldibari railway link be begun?

It will be opened during a virtual bilateral summit on 17th Dec 2020.

Q.2 Importance of Chilahati-Haldibari link?

It will also increase network accessibility among both countries and will enhance the economic development and bilateral trade

Q.3 Why was Chilahati-Haldibari railway closed?

the link was closed due to the 1965 war between India and Pakistan.

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