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India-Bangladesh Mitali Express flagged off; will strengthen trade, travel

The Dhaka-Jalpaiguri Mitali Express is the third Bangladesh-India passenger train service

June 01, 2022 / 11:11 AM IST
The third Bangladesh-India passenger train service, Dhaka-Jalpaiguri Mitali Express, is all set to commence services from June 1. Indian Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and Bangladesh's Railway Minister Mohammad Nurul Islam Sujon flagged off "Mitali Express" between New Jalpaiguri (India) and Dhaka (Bangladesh) via video conferencing on June 1. (Video grab)
The third Bangladesh-India passenger train service, Dhaka-Jalpaiguri Mitali Express, commenced on June 1. Indian Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and his Bangladeshi counterpart Mohammad Nurul Islam Sujon flagged off "Mitali Express" between New Jalpaiguri (India) and Dhaka (Bangladesh) via video conferencing on June 1. (Video grab)
The train will use Chilahati-Haldibari rail link and will run from New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal, India to Dhaka Cantonment railway station in Bangaldesh, covering a distance of 513km. Mitali Express will run two days a week - on Sunday and Wednesday from New Jalpaiguri Junction and from Dhaka Cantonment the train will run every Monday and Thursday. (Image: News18)
The train will use the Chilahati-Haldibari rail link and will run from New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal, India, to Dhaka Cantonment railway station in Bangaldesh, covering a distance of 513km. Mitali Express will run two days a week—on Sunday and Wednesday from New Jalpaiguri Junction and from Dhaka Cantonment the train will run every Monday and Thursday. (Image: News18)
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that the Mitali Express is yet another milestone that will help both nation strengthen their bond. “The relationship between India and Bangladesh is based upon our shared heritage, our shared present & our shared future. The development that we have in both the countries is today accelerated in a very big way by the warm friendship b/w the 2 nations at all levels. Mitali Express will be yet another milestone in increasing this friendship, in strengthening this bond, in improving this relationship,” he said. (Image: News18)
Vaishnaw said that the Mitali Express is yet another milestone that will help both nations strengthen their bond. “The relationship between India and Bangladesh is based upon our shared heritage, our shared present & our shared future. The development that we have in both the countries is today accelerated in a very big way by the warm friendship b/w the 2 nations at all levels. Mitali Express will be yet another milestone in increasing this friendship, in strengthening this bond, in improving this relationship,” he said. (Image: News18)
The non-stop passenger train with ten compartments, Mitali Express, was inaugurated by the prime ministers of both countries on March 26, 2021. Ministries aims that the commencement of Mitali Express will further flourish the relationship for trade and travel between the two neighbouring countries, improving accessibility and connectivity. (Image: News18) (With inputs from ANI)
The non-stop passenger train with ten compartments, Mitali Express, was inaugurated by the prime ministers of both countries on March 26, 2021. The commencement of Mitali Express will further flourish the relationship for trade and travel between the two neighbours, improving accessibility and connectivity, the two sides said. (Image: News18) (With inputs from ANI)
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