The Dhaka-Kolkata passenger train service deal was signed at the Bangladesh secretariat on Thursday to resume the railway communications which remained snapped for 42 years.
The communications secretary, Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman, and the Indian high commissioner in Dhaka, Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty, signed the agreement at the ministry.
‘It is a historic moment for us… Through the agreement, the railway communications between the two countries have been restored,’ said Mahbubur Rahman, after signing the agreement.
He said the signing of the three-year deal between the two countries was an outcome of all-out efforts from both the sides.
Pinak Ranjan said the train communications would be reconnecting the two countries. ‘All worked hard to make it possible. This is a beginning of new chapters in connectivity in the region and between the two countries.