The railway line connecting India and Bangladesh, the New Jalpaiguri-Dhaka Cantonment ‘Mitali Categorical’ is flagged off by the Railways Ministers of each the international locations. This prepare marks the third passenger prepare service between India and Bangladesh. The New Jalpaiguri-Dhaka Cantonment prepare, bearing quantity 13132, will run two days every week, ie, on Sundays and Wednesdays. For the return journey, prepare no 13131, Dhaka Cantonment-New Jalpaiguri, Mitali Categorical will run each Monday and Thursday.
The prepare will cowl the space of round 513km between New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal and Dhaka Cantonment in Bangladesh in 9 hours. As of now, the prepare will run with 4 air-conditioned cabin coaches, and 4 air-conditioned chair vehicles and might be hauled by a diesel locomotive. Suvendhu Kumar Chaudhury, DRM, Katihar division of Northeast Frontier Railway mentioned, “We’re prepared to begin the companies, the prepare is prepared with most services. Round 15-20 passengers have already booked their tickets for the primary journey. “It’s a direct service, with no pantry-car facility.”
“Now we have put in plenty of CCTV cameras on the platform as properly, and our Railway Safety Power (RPF) personnel might be deputed in each nook. The Border Safety Power (BSF) will take the prepare at Haldibari station and hand it over to Bangladesh on the Zero line,” he added.
A shopkeeper at New Jalpaiguri station, Prem Chand Prasad mentioned, “This can enhance up our enterprise and also will create job alternatives.” The tickets for this prepare can be found on the abroad Passenger Reservation System counters at New Jalpaiguri Station and Kolkata Railway Station.
The Bharatiya Janata Occasion MP from Jalpaiguri Jayanta Roy additionally known as it an important alternative for the individuals of North Bengal that the Indian Railway is about to begin its first India-Bangladesh prepare service from New Jalpaiguri station (NJP). “Now individuals can take their journey from NJP for Bangladesh`s Dhaka,” he mentioned.
“The brand new prepare companies will enhance the bilateral commerce relation and socio-economic actions of India and Bangladesh. The companies will additional make journey simpler for the passengers and can significantly profit the tourism sector of North Bengal space together with different tourism hotspots throughout India, ” the Chief Public Relations Officer of Northeast Frontier Railway Sabyasachi De mentioned.
(With inputs from ANI)