The government of India signed an agreement to develop a new railway link in Bangladesh that will connect Bogura city to Sirajganj.
The contract between Bangladesh Railway and Indian consultant JV of RITES Ltd & Aarvee Associates was signed in presence of Bangladesh Minister of Railways Md Nurul Islam Sujan and Indian Ambassador to Bangladesh Vikram K Doraiswami, ANI reported.
"The new railway route will establish a shorter 'Dual Gauge Link' between Bangladesh's Western and Northern parts as well as Eastern and Southern parts via Dhaka," Indian High Commission to Bangladesh confirmed over a tweet.
"This will reduce rail distance by over 100km & save travel time from Dhaka to Bangladesh's northern districts by around 3 hours."
The High Commission of India in Bangladesh also tweeted, "A significant step towards modernizing Bangladesh's railway infrastructure & enhancing railway connectivity within Bangladesh! A new direct Rail Link from Bogura to Shahid M Mansur Ali Station, Sirajganj to be developed under Government of India Line of Credit."
The signing ceremony was chaired by the Secretary to the Railway Ministry Md Selim Reza.