India, Bangladesh Jointly Inaugurate 3 Projects

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina, and Chief Ministers of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee and Tripura Biplab Kumar Deb jointly inaugurated three projects in Bangladesh via video conferencing.  These include: 
1. 500 MW additional power supply from India to Bangladesh, 
2. Akhaura – Agartala Rail Link, and 
3. Rehabilitation of the Kulaura-Shahbazpur section of Bangladesh Railways. 

Akhaura-Agartala rail project is about 12 km long of which 5.5 km would be laid in India while 6.5 km would be in Bangladesh. The total cost of the project would be about 960 crore rupees. The Agartala-Akhaura rail project is part of India’s $4.5 billion third line of credit extended to Bangladesh for its infrastructure and social sector development.
Source- AIR World Service

Static/Current Takeaways Important for Indian Bank PO Exam 2018- 
  • Bangladesh PM- Sheikh Hasina, Capital- Dhaka, Currency- Bangladeshi Taka. 

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