Train service between B’desh and India to start from August
Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed of DOT
 After 65 long years, the potential Chilahati-Haldibari freight train is being re-launched, reports Daily Janakantha.
 On this occasion, two locomotives of the Indian North-East Frontier Railway left New Jalpaiguri in India at around 1 pm on yesterday and crossed the Chilahati border at Nilphamari via Haldibari border and returned to Bangladesh after completing an experimental journey at Chilahati railway station. At that time, the train director and the engine driver came with two locomotives of the Indian North-East Frontier Railway.
 Gaurab Butha, Litu Raj, Orkadas, Rakesh Kumar, Arijit Roy, MP. Chowdhury, D. Ekand Chowdhury. Western Railway Deputy Project Manager Engineer Nazmul Haque Rocky, Western Railway Syedpur Office IW Engineer Shafiqul Islam and others were also present there.
Nilphamari Domar Police Station OC Mostafizur Rahman and Chilahati Railway Station Master Ashra welcomed them with bouquets.
 According to the Indian delegation, two freight trains will be launched on this route from August 1. Initially, freight trains will bring stones and wheat from India. Even oxygen-carrying trains can run on this route.
 Earlier, on 16 December 2020, a freight train was inaugurated in Bangladesh from Chilahati to Haldibari in India. It was inaugurated by the Prime Ministers of the two countries Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi respectively through video conference. Besides, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to Dhaka this year to attend the Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh and the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh-India diplomatic relations. At that time, on March 26, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Narendra Modi jointly inaugurated the Mitali Express train from Dhaka to New Jalpaiguri.