Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to lay the foundation stone of a new India-Bangladesh railway project on May 27, a top railway official said on Tuesday.
A top official of Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) 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-laid 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,’ the official said.
‘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.
The Rs. 968 crore Agartala-Akhaura railway project was finalized in January 2010 when Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina met then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during her visit to New Delhi.