The construction of the much-desired Akhaura-Agartala dual gauge railway has been completed. Now waiting for the official inauguration.
However, on Thursday (September 14) afternoon, an empty container train was run from Gangasagar railway station in Brahmanbaria’s Akhaura to Shivnagar (Bangladsh) on the Indian border.
At this time, the manager of Texmeco Rail and Engineering Limited, the Indian contractor company that built the railway, Sarat Sharma and the director of Akhaura-Agartala dual gauge project (Bangladesh part) Abu Jafar Miah were present there.
The construction of the 12.24 km Akhaura-Agartala railway from Gangasagar in Akhaura to Nishchintpur in Agartala started in July 2018.
Due to various issues including the corona pandemic , it is taking more than five years to complete the work of one and a half year project.
Although the railway line has been completed, finishing work on immigration, customs buildings and platforms is still going on.
Director of Akhaura-Agartala dual gauge project (Bangladesh part) Abu Zafar Mia said that 95 percent of the Akhaura-Agartala railway project has been completed. Test trains have been run on our part. The train is moving at a speed of 40 kmph. After the inauguration, goods trains will be run first and then passenger trains will also run on this route.