Tripura emerging as international trade gateway of northeast: PM Modi

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Meghalaya attended the golden jubilee celebration of the North East Council (NEC) and inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple projects at a public function in Shillong.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that Tripura is emerging as an international trade gateway and logistics hub of the northeast due to developments ushered by the double-engine governments of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the centre and in the state.

Speaking about the much-expected new railway line between India and Bangladesh along Tripura which would be operational in June next year, he said, “Scope of trade relations would open with the introduction of the Agartala-Akhaura railway line.”

“In this way, the northeast is developing its connectivity and relations by connecting India, Myanmar and Thailand through roadways,” said Modi while addressing a public meeting at Swami Vivekananda stadium in Agartala.

Both countries signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the railway project in 2013. Akhaura was a railway link for Agartala earlier in the British era.

The Indo-Bangla railway line would link Bangladesh’s Akhaura through an international immigration station at Nischintapur in India.

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