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NITI Aayog has decided to commission the proposed 15-km India-Bangladesh railway project along Tripura by 2017, a top state official said.
PM Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Hasina discussed the Rs 575 crore railway project during the former´s visit to Dhaka.
¨The alignment and other technicalities of laying the track to link Agartala railway station with Bangladesh´s Akhaura railway station would be changed. A final report on the new alignment will be submitted to the centre by June 30 for sanction of funds,¨ Tripura Transport Secretary Samarjit Bhowmik said.
The NITI Aayog meeting was held to remove the roadblocks on the Agartala-Akhaura rail project along Tripura capital Agartala. Of the 15 km long project, 5 km (of elevated tracks) fall in the Indian territory and the remaining in Bangladesh.