Preparations in full swing as new India-Bangladesh train service to start on June 1
While 69 km of the train's route is within India, the rest is in Bangladesh.
It will only stop for 10 minutes each at Haldibari, the last station on the Indian side, and Chilahati -- which is the first station on the Bangladesh side -- for the change of drivers. Otherwise, it does not have any other stoppage, officials said.
Keeping in view the demand of the people of the two countries and the tourism industry of northern West Bengal, the government decided to start the services, a railway official said.
Booking of tickets has already started, and passport and visa are mandatory for it, he said.
AC cabin berth tickets are priced at Rs 4,905, AC cabin chair car tickets cost Rs 3,805 and AC chair car tickets are priced at 2,707, the official said.
Final touches are being given to the train at the New Jalpaiguri railway yard to start the services, while the international passenger terminal is also ready at the station, he said.
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