Soon, a cross-border rail link to connect India and Bhutan!

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Travellers willing to visit Bhutan will soon be able to travel through railways. The Railway Board has commissioned a survey to establish the Mujnai-Nyoenpaling line to provide a rail link between the two countries.

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Recently, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal visited Bhutan for the Bhutan-India Start-up Summit 2020. As per reports, a team from Indian Railways will visit Bhutan and will meet the State Mining Corporation in Bhutan. The meeting will be for finalising a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for export of railway ballast (gravel used to create the bed of a railway track) from Bhutan to India.


The reports also mention that both the countries have also talked about the designation and notification of new transit customs railway stations at Pandu, Jogighopa and Agartala.

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In addition to India-Bhutan, northeast India will also be linked to Bangladesh via the new Indian Railways line.