India and Bangladesh are anticipated to revive a trans-border railway line after 55 years, and ink plenty of agreements at a digital summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on Thursday, folks aware of the developments stated. The inauguration of the Chilahati-Haldibari rail hyperlink is anticipated to reinforce connectivity to Assam and West Bengal from Bangladesh.
The 2 prime ministers are additionally anticipated to launch a commemorative stamp on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to commemorate the start centenary of the daddy of the nation of Bangladesh.
Modi and Hasina are set to collectively inaugurate a digital exhibition on Mujibur Rahman and Mahatma Gandhi in an effort to have a good time the life and legacies of the long-lasting leaders, the folks aware of the developments stated.
They stated round 5 agreements are anticipated to be inked throughout the summit talks.
India and Bangladesh have been making efforts in the previous few years to reinforce transport and connectivity.
The inauguration of the Haldibari-Chilahati hyperlink would be the fifth pre-1965 railway hyperlink to be made operational between the 2 nations.
The Haldibari-Chilahati rail hyperlink was a part of the broad gauge important route from Kolkata to Siliguri. Nevertheless, the warfare of 1965 successfully reduce off all of the railway hyperlinks. Initially, the rail hyperlink will facilitate the motion of products cargo. Passenger motion will even begin on the event of infrastructure on either side, they stated.
On Monday, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs stated talks between Modi and Hasina will even deal with additional strengthening cooperation within the put up COVID-19 interval.
“Through the summit, the 2 leaders will maintain complete discussions on the whole spectrum of the bilateral relationship, together with additional strengthening cooperation within the put up COVID period,” the MEA stated.
It stated each the nations have continued to take care of common exchanges on the highest stage.
The ties between India and Bangladesh have witnessed a major upswing in the previous few years. Either side have scaled up commerce and financial engagement moreover implementing plenty of connectivity and infrastructure initiatives.