India-Bangladesh Inaugurated Train Service between Kolkata and Khulna


Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina jointly inaugurated the long-awaited direct train-service between Kolkata and Khulna through video-conferencing. The new train service is called Bandhan Express. It is the second cross-border train between the two neighboring countries.

The train will run in either direction twice a week and cover the 177 km distance between Kolkata and Khulna within 4 1/2 hours.
Current/Static Takeaway Points Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  1. Bandhan Express- Between Kolkata (India) and Khulna (Bangladesh).
  2. Bangladesh Capital- Dhaka, Currency- Taka.
  3. PM- Sheikh Hasina, President- Abdul Hamid.
Source- AIR World Service

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