Bengali Hunt Desk: After a long 55 years, Haldibari in West Bengal and Chilahati in West Bengal are going to be connected to the railway again. Train service is going to be launched on this route once again. The service will be launched on December 16 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina. This has been reported by the North-East Frontier Railway [এনএফআর] From the side.
In 1965, the Haldibari rail link between Chilahati in East Pakistan and Kochbihar in India was severed. Then 55 years have passed. Finally, the two countries are interested in starting rail services on this route once again. NFR Public Relations Officer Subhan Chand said in this regard, the train will start operating on this route on December 16 and it will be inaugurated by Narendra Modi and Sheikh Hasina.
However, passenger trains will not run on this route right now. Now only freight will be driven here. The Bangladesh border is only 4.5 km from Haldibari. On the other hand, Chilahati is 7.5 km from the border. Before partition, Haldibari and Chilahati stations were on the Kolkata-Siliguri broad gauge route. If passenger service starts on this route, it will take only 6 hours to travel from India to Bangladesh by train. Now it takes about 12 hours to reach Dhaka from Kolkata station.