Modi urged to further extend connectivity with Bangladesh


During the meeting with PM Modi, CM Saha requested him for a new railway link from south Tripura’s Belonia to Feni in Bangladesh…reports Asian Lite News

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi on Thursday and discussed various issues including extension of connectivity with Bangladesh, officials said in Agartala.

During the meeting with PM Modi, CM Saha requested him for a new railway link from south Tripura’s Belonia to Feni in Bangladesh, commencement of vehicular movement between the two countries using the ‘Maitri Bridge’.

An official of the Chief Minister’s Office in Agartala said that CM Saha also demanded conversion of single line to double line railway track, declaring MBB airport as an international airport, the establishment of ‘agar’ (tree) international trade and research centre in Agartala.

CM Saha also demanded to include Sabroom (Tripura)-Ramgarh-Chittagong (Bangladesh) and Sabroom-Ramgarh-Mongla route as the protocol route for transit and trans-shipment.

The Tripura CM also met Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Union Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda, to discuss various important issues related to the state’s development.

CM Saha requested J.P. Nadda to set up an AIIMS-like institute in Tripura, another medical college at Kulai in Dhalai district, one-time special grant to continue uninterrupted National Ambulance Services and extend the Regional Geriatric Centre Project.

4 Bangladeshi women arrested at Agartala

Four Bangladeshi women and one Indian citizen were arrested at Agartala railway station shortly before they were about to board trains to Ahmedabad and Pune.

The arrested individuals are identified as Meem Sultana (23), Rubaiya Sultana alias Asha (20), Ritu Begam (28), and Jyoti Khatun (20) all residents of Bangladesh. The Indian citizen was identified as Kashem Miah (24), a resident of Sepahijala, Tripura.

The arrests were made by the Government Railway Police (GRP) at Agartala station.

The detained Banglacdeshi individuals had reportedly entered India illegally from Bangladesh.

The investigation revealed that some of the Bangladeshi nationals intended to travel to Ahmedabad, while others were planning to go to Pune by train.

Md Kashem Miah, a resident of Sepahijala in Tripura, is believed to be the facilitator, helping in the illegal entry and travel of these individuals within India.

The GRP has registered a case at the Agartala Police Station, and the accused will be presented in His Majesty’s Court tomorrow. (ANI)

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