Indo-Bangladesh rail link: Shah assures Tripura of developing integrated check post

Union Home Minister Amit Shahhas assured the Tripura government of developing an integratedcheck post and cargo handling facility at Nischintapur, thejunction point of Agartala-Akhaura rail link, near here, ChiefMinister Biplab Kumar Deb said on Wednesday.

The much-awaited railway line between Agartala andAkhaura is expected to be completed by September 2021. Therailway link connects Gangasagar in Bangladesh to Nischintapurin India (10.6 km) and from Nischintapur to Agartala railwaystation (5.46 km).

“Requested the kind intervention of Sh. @AmitShah jifor the development of an Integrated Check Post (ICP) atNischintapur, junction point of Agartala-Akhaura rail link.

Setting up of a cargo handling facility here will greatlyboost trade & commerce for entire #NorthEast region,” Debtweeted.


The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region isbearing the cost of laying the track on the Indian side andthat on the Bangladesh side is being borne by the Ministry ofExternal Affairs, officials said.

“Also requested for his kind support for completion ofborder fencing work in #Tripura in a timely & effectivemanner. Sh #AmitShah ji assured full support from @HMOIndia inthis regard to ensure security & prosperity for the state,”Deb who called on Shah in New Delhi during the day said in atweet.

The chief minister also met Union Road Transport &Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and discussed the ongoingnational highway projects in Tripura, an official releasesaid.

Deb requested Gadkari for greater support of theministry for facilitating micro, small and medium enterprisesin the state.

Gadkari, who is also the MSME minister, assured Deb ofhis ministrys support to the states projects, the releasesaid.

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