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India, Bangladesh jointly inaugurate three projects

India, Bangladesh jointly inaugurated three projects related to power supply and rehabilitation of existing railway section.

India, Bangladesh jointly inaugurate three projects
  • These projects were jointly inaugurated Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina through video conference.

Details of the three projects:

Rehabilitation of Kulaura-Shahbazpur section of Bangladesh Railways:

  • Under this project, bridge and a bridge building will be constructed, station with platform and shed along with reformation of level crossing and railway line will be also built.
  • Mainline of 44.77 km and loop line of 7.77 km was also renovated.

500 MW additional power supply from India to Bangladesh:

  • It will be transferred through existing Bheramara (Bangladesh)-Baharampur (India) interconnection.
  • With completion of this project, India will be supplying around 1.16 Gigawatts of power to Bangladesh.
  • This project was announced during PM Modi's visit to Bangladesh in 2015.

Akhaura–Agartala Rail Link:

  • The railway project was conceptualized in 2010.
  • Later, both the countries had signed MoU on this railway project in 2013.
  • It is expected that railway line will become operational in 2019.
  • The railway project consists of constructing a 15.054 km long railway line.
  • It will provide another link in the cross-border connectivity between two countries by connecting Akhaura in Bangladesh with capital city of Tripura, Agartala through Nischintapur in Indo-Bangla border.
  • It will help to develop socio-economic as well as cultural bond between the two neighbouring countries.

Question:

Q. India with which country has jointly inaugurated three projects related to power supply and rehabilitation of existing railway section?
a. Sri Lanka
b. Bangladesh
c. Thailand
d. Bhutan
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