Mitali Express: Third India-Bangladesh passenger train starting today. Price, other details
The third passenger rail service between India and Bangladesh will commence today and with the commencement of this new rail service, the relationship between the two countries will take a step forward.
The train will run from New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal to Dhaka Cantonment station in Bangladesh. The train will cover the distance of about 513 km between New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal and Dhaka Cantonment in Bangladesh in nine hours.
New Jalpaiguri-Dhaka Cantonment Train No. 13132 will run two days a week, i.e. Sunday and Wednesday and for the return, Train No. 13131, Dhaka Cantonment-New Jalpaiguri, Mitali Express will run every Monday and Thursday. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and his Bangladeshi counterpart Nurul Islam Sujan will virtually disembark the train today.
Composition of the trainer:
From now on, the train will run with four air-conditioned cabin cars, four air-conditioned chair cars and will be hauled by a diesel locomotive.
The Mitali Express will leave New Jalpaiguri Railway Station in North West Bengal at 11:45 a.m. and reach Dhaka at 10:30 p.m. Bangladesh time.
Tickets for AC cabin berths are priced at ₹4,905 cost of car tickets for AC cabin chair ₹3,805 and AC chair car tickets are priced at 2,707.
It will only stop for 10 minutes each at Haldibari, the last station on the Indian side, and at Chilahati – which is the first station on the Bangladesh side – for driver changes.
Suvendhu Kumar Chaudhury, DRM, Katihar Division of Northeast Frontier Railway, told ANI: “We are ready to start the services, the train is ready with maximum facilities. About 15-20 passengers have already booked their tickets. for the first trip.
“This is a straight through service, with no pantry facility. We have also installed a number of CCTV cameras on the platform and our Railway Protection Force (RPF) staff will be delegate at every corner Border Security Force (BSF) will pick up the train at Haldibari station and deliver it back to Bangladesh on the Zero line,” he added.