DoNER Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday said the first train to Bangladesh from Tripura is likely to be started from the next year.
Minister Singh said the construction of a railway track from Tripura to Bangladesh is underway in full swing.
Singh said this when Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb met Singh in New Delhi on Monday.
The first-ever train from Tripura to Bangladesh’s Akhaura will leave from the state’s capital Agartala.
The 15 km-long cross-border railway line project is being jointly carried out by the Indian Railways and the Bangladesh Railways.
It is expected to be commissioned by 2020.
The cost of the project is Rs 972.52 crore, which is being funded by the DoNER ministry on the Indian side and by the ministry of external affairs on the Bangladesh side.
During the meeting, Singh and Deb discussed several issues related to development projects and civil services in Tripura.