India has handed over 10 broad-gauge railway locomotives to Bangladesh. The locomotives were flagged off from the Gede station of the Eastern Railway in West Bengal’s Nadia district while the receiving station will be of Darshana on the other side. With this, India aims to offer Bangladesh mobility solutions for both intra-country and inter-country movement. These locomotives will help in managing the increasing volume of passenger and freight train operations in Bangladesh.
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The rail collaboration between India & Bangladesh is a vital element of bilateral collaboration to promote trade and connectivity as well as boosting the economic partnership. Currently there are four operational rail links between the two countries connecting West Bengal with Bangladesh.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Prime Minister of Bangladesh: Sheikh Hasina; Capital: Dhaka; Currency: Taka.
- Union Minister of Railways: Piyush Goyal.