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Chilahati border railway link to connect West Bengal with Bangladesh

Construction of immigration and customs post will also be done on it. On completion this will provide a big boost to trade, travel and tourism between Bangladesh and India. The Haldibari- Chilahati railway track was part of the broad gauge main route from Kolkata to Siliguri during the British undivided India.

Trains from Bangladesh to Darjeeling via Siliguri operated till 1965 which stopped functioning after the 1965 Indo-Pak war. Indian Railways has already restored the tracks up to international border till Haldibari station. MPs Asaduzzaman Nur and Aftab Uddin Sarkar were also present on the occasion.