Bilateral Railway Talks between Delhi and Dhaka to begin Monday

नयी दिल्ली New Delhi:  A three-day India-Bangladesh Inter-Governmental Railway Meeting (IGRM) will begin in Dhaka on Monday to review the railway cooperation between the two countries.

The meeting, held annually to discuss railway cooperation, will also discuss ways and means to improve connectivity and services.  Freight train operations and the feasibility of introducing container train services between India and Bangladesh will also come up for discussions at the meeting, said an Indian High Commission release on Saturday.

Shah Zahirul Islam, Additional Director General (Operations) of the Bangladesh Railway, will lead the Bangladesh side while A.K.Maitra, Additional Member (Traffic), Railway Board, Ministry of Railways, Govt.of India will lead the Indian delegation to the meeting.

Measures to make the travel by Maitree Express more convenient and comfortable, re-opening of old rail connectivity points between the two countries such as Birol (Bangladesh) – Radhikapur (India), Chilahati (Bangladesh) – Haldibari (India) and construction of new connectivity points such as Akhaura-Agartala are also likely to be discussed at the meeting.