Chilahati- Haldibari Rail Link

  • 06 Jan 2020

  • The foundation stone was laid at Chilahati in Bangladesh for undertaking the work of up-gradation and laying of missing tracks from Chilahati to the border with India near Haldibari.
  • The 7.5-kilometre long railway track will help in providing connectivity from West Bengal into Assam via Bangladesh.
  • The Haldibari-Chilahati railway track was part of the broad gauge main route from Kolkata to Siliguri during British undivided India. Trains from Bangladesh to Darjeeling via Siliguri operated till 1965 which stopped functioning after the 1965 Indo-Pak war.