When will the Dhaka-Darjeeling train run?
Bangladesh Railway says preparations are underway to start train services from Dhaka to New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal starting from next Baishakh.
However, both the countries have to finalize the protocol regarding visas and covid before the train starts running, as India has not yet started issuing visas for the train route.
Although Bangladesh has been planning to launch the train since Independence Day, it has not been able to do so as the Ministry of External Affairs has not yet issued a visa clearance for the train from the Indian Ministry of External Affairs.
Asim Kumar Talukder, general manager (west) of Bangladesh Railway, told the BBC that the Dhaka-Jalpaiguri train could not be launched now as the visa and other issues were not resolved.