Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of a new India-Bangladesh railway project on May 27.
Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) official said that PM Modi on May 27 would also flag off a regular passenger train service from Agartala to Sealdah, Agartala to Silchar and passenger train services to Manipur (52 km) and Mizoram (84 km) on the newly developed broad gauge line.
“Prime minister would attend the plenary session of North Eastern Council (NEC) in Shillong. From Shillong through remote control, the prime minister would lay the foundation stone of the Agartala (India)-Akhaura (Bangladesh) railway project,” a top official of NFR told IANS.
“PM Modi would also flag off regular passenger train service from Agartala to Sealdah, Agartala to Silchar and passenger train services to Manipur and Mizoram on the newly laid broad gauge line,” the official added.
An official of the Tripura planning and coordination department said the Prime Minister would inaugurate the two-day (May 27-28) plenary session of NEC, a regional planning body, in Meghalaya capital Shillong.
“He would hold interactions with the chief ministers and governors of all the eight northeastern states during the plenary session,” the official added.
The Rs. 968 crore Agartala-Akhaura railway project was finalised in January 2010 when Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during her visit to New Delhi.
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