Dhaka-Kolkota train service in 3 months: B'desh Comm Advisor

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Dhaka, Jan 17 (UNI) Communications Advisor of Bangladesh caretaker government Maj Gen (Retd) Ghulam Quader today hoped Dhaka-Kolkata passenger train service would start in next three months.

''I hope that the train service will start in three months as all preparations have been completed,'' he told reporters soon after Indian High Commissioner Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty met him in his office.

The train service was scheduled to start late last year but hit snag for Indian demand of security fencing on the no-man's land at entry point on Chuadanga border.

''India is our neighbouring country and the train service would strengthen our relationship. We all will be benefitted if the train service started,'' he said.

Gen Quader said a fresh proposal was sent to New Delhi with the hope that they would agree to it.

''Fencing on the no-man's land was Indian's condition but the new proposal sent to New Delhi excluding this pre-condition,'' he said.

The matter would be discussed further between the two sides to reach a fruitful solution, he added.

Indian Deputy High Commissioner Mukta D Tomar and Railway official Jaya Varma Sinha were present during the meeting with the Adviser that lasted about an hour.

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