Haldibari-Chilahati Rail Link – UPSC Prelims

  • Haldibari-Chilahati rail link: 
    • This rail link was part of the Broad Gauge main route from Kolkata to Siliguri.
    • However, the war of 1965 effectively cut off all the railway links.
    • Restarted now.
  • Significance: This rail link is expected to enhance the connectivity to Assam and West Bengal from Bangladesh.
  • The other rail links which are operational between India and Bangladesh are :
    • Petrapole (India) – Benapole (Bangladesh);
    • Gede (India) – Darshana (Bangladesh);
    • Singhabad (India)-Rohanpur (Bangladesh); and
    • Radhikapur (India)–Birol (Bangladesh).

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