Published on: June 3, 2022



Why in news?

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