India-Bangla passenger train service to begin on April 14

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Kolkata, Feb 29 (UNI) The India-Bangla passenger train service between Kolkata and Dhaka is likely to begin on April 14.

'' It will be from poila Baishakh (Bengali new year day), '' Bangladesh Chief of Army staff General Moinuddin Ahmed told reporters here today.

Gen Ahmed met Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee at the state Secretariat following a visit to Gede in Nadia district, where the Indo-Bangladesh rail lines will be laid.

He led a 16-member high-pofile team while inspecting necessary infrastructure for operationalising the services and checking the security aspects, Railway sources said.

Gen Ahmed reportedly expressed his Government's keenness to commence railway services as early as possible.

The Bangladesh team, which also held a meeting with the Border Security Force, was on its way to New Delhi.


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