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Maitree Express to be flagged off on 14April

Maitree Express to be flagged off on 14April
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First Published: Fri, Apr 11 2008. 04 29 PM IST
Updated: Fri, Apr 11 2008. 04 29 PM IST
PTI
New Delhi: The Kolkata-Dhaka Maitree Express will start its operations on 14April, the Bengali New Year’s day, as the agreement between India and Bangladesh for running the passenger train services got its final nod from the Cabinet today.
The agreement will facilitate passenger train operations between India and Bangladesh, Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal told reporters here.
14April, also known as ‘Poila Baisakh´, is an auspicious day in the Bengali calender.
Sibal said that the train service will strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries and provide an alternative mode of passenger transport between the two neighbouring countires.
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First Published: Fri, Apr 11 2008. 04 29 PM IST