Printed on Mon Jul 04 2022 4:08:39 AM

'Mitali Express' flagged off between New Jalpaiguri-Dhaka

Staff Correspondent
National
The railway line connecting India and Bangladesh - New Jalpaiguri-Dhaka Cantonment Mitali Express- is all set to run from Wednesday.

This train would be the third passenger train service, that is scheduled to be flagged off from Rail Bhawan in New Delhi on June 1 by the Railways Ministers of both the countries.

The New Jalpaiguri-Dhaka Cantonment train, bearing number 13132, will run two days a week, i.e., on Sunday and Wednesday, and for the return journey, train no 13131, Dhaka Cantonment-New Jalpaiguri, Mitali Express will run every Monday and Thursday.

The train will cover the distance of around 513km between New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal and Dhaka Cantonment in Bangladesh in nine hours.

As of now, the train will run with four air-conditioned cabin coaches, and four air-conditioned chair cars and will be hauled by a diesel locomotive.

Suvendhu Kumar Chaudhury, DRM, Katihar division of Northeast Frontier Railway said, "we are ready to start the services, the train is ready with maximum facilities. Around 15-20 passengers have already booked their tickets for the first journey."
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