The Indian Railways’ planned passenger train service between Kolkata and Dhaka will not begin in the First of Baishakh this year.
Eastern Railways General Manager N.K. Goyel said that the passenger train to Bangladesh will run between Sealdah railway station in Kolkata and Joydebpur station in Dhaka.
The new train will cover a total of 330 km between Sealdah and Joydebpur, with 170 km falling in the India territory. Mr. Goyel said that the train will comprise 10 coaches and run daily from both the sides via Gede, the last railway station which falls within Indian territory and that the route, fare structure, timings and composition of the passenger train will be decided shortly. He said more infrastructure development work will be needed and the service will likely start in three to four months.
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