Published on: June 3, 2022
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Three days after restarting two cross-border trains stopped amid Covid-19 pandemic, therefore India and Bangladesh jointly flagged off a new passenger train – Mitali Express.
- The new bi-weekly Mitali Express will connect New Jalpaiguri in North Bengal with Dhaka in Bangladesh through Haldibari in India and then Chilahati in Northern Bangladesh.
- The train will travel the 513 km distance in about 9-10 hours twice a week from India and back.
- Mitali Express will be yet another milestone in strengthening the bond between the two neighboring countries.
It will also provide an access to Nepal to Bangladeshi citizens via India by rail