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-
- Bandhan Express- Between Kolkata (India) and Khulna (Bangladesh).
- Bangladesh Capital- Dhaka, Currency- Taka.
- PM- Sheikh Hasina, President- Abdul Hamid.
Source- AIR World Service