November 30, 2020, 8:33 pm
Abu Hassan, Nilphamari district: Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujon inspected the construction work of the railway connecting Chilahati and Haldibari in Domar upazila of Nilphamari.
Saturday (November 14) from Chilahati railway station to Zero Point 6.70 km. Completion of railway construction project and 3.60 km from Indian Haldibari to Zero Point.
Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujon inspected the construction site. He boarded a trial engine of the train in the morning and proceeded to Zero Point on the border with the local administration and political figures.
After the visit, the Minister told reporters, “On Victory Day on December 16, we have personally informed the Indian authorities and I personally to the Ambassador of India to move the freight. If the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi agrees, the traffic will be inaugurated on December 16 or any possible date before or after.
In the beginning, if there is a freight train service, then after negotiations with India, after the Maitri and Bondhan Express, a train will be run from Dhaka to Siliguri under a new name. Customs and immigration can be in Dhaka or Chilahati. Everything will depend on the situation then. This train started running a long time ago
But another party did not launch because it was in power. Today this government is going to be launched. Hundreds of members of six families living along the evicted railway line demanded financial help from the minister and the railway minister assured their cooperation.
Nilphamari Deputy Commissioner Hafizur Rahman Chowdhury, Upazila Nirbahi Officer Shahina Shabnam, Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police (Domar-Dimla) Circle Jaybrat Pal, 58 BGB Commander Maymunul Rahman were present on the occasion.
Nasir Uddin, Divisional Transport Officer, Western Railway, Ahsan Uddin, Assistant Executive Engineer, Shahidul Islam, Divisional Railway Officer, Abdur Rahim, Project Director, Max Infrastructure Limited were present.