Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

Haldibari-Chilahati Rail Link Inaugurated


Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina jointly inaugurated a railway link between Haldibari in India and Chilahati in Bangladesh during the PM level virtual bilateral summit on 17 December 2020. 

A goods train was flagged off by Railway Minister of Bangladesh Nurul Islam Sujan from Chilahati station which entered India passing through the international border. 

Presently, there are four operational rail links between India and Bangladesh — Petrapole (India)-Benapole (Bangladesh), Gede (India), Darshana (Bangladesh), Singhabad (India)-Rohanpur (Bangladesh), Radhikapur (India) and Birol (Bangladesh). 

The Haldibari-Chilahati rail link being made functional from 17 December 2020 is the fifth rail link between India and Bangladesh.

The Indian Railways has restored the tracks up to international border from Haldibari station at a cost of Rs. 82.72 crore.


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