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Kolkata-Dhaka-Agartala cargo transport trial run flagged off

KOLKATA

A trial run of cargo transport between Kolkata and Agartala through Dhaka, reducing the distance by nearly two-thirds, was flagged off today as part of the Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) sub-regional initiative for uninterrupted cargo movement.

“We consider this as a major event as mutual benefits for all the participating countries will be huge,” Union Transport Secretary Vijay Chibber said after flagging off a cargo truck from Nabanna, the West Bengal state secretariat here.

“The distance between Kolkata and Agartala in Tripura will be reduced from 1550 km to 640 km and will be further reduced by another 150 km after completion of construction of a bridge in Bangladesh,” he said.

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