The projects which were announced through video conferencing include supply of 500 MW additional power supply from India to Bangladesh through Baharampur – Bheramara interconnection was unveiled by Prime Minister Modi, Bangladeshi counterpart Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
The second project — construction work of the Bangladesh part of Akhaura-Agartala railway link was inaugurated by Indian and Bangladeshi Prime Ministers, and Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb. The third project on the rehabilitation of Kulaura-Shahbazpur section of Bangladesh Railways was jointly inaugurated by the Prime Minister of both the countries.
Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Modi said that the projects would give a fresh momentum to the India-Bangladesh relations. Calling it as ‘Shonali Adhyaya’ (golden chapter), the Prime Minister hoped that the connectivity projects would further enhance ties between both the countries.
“With the completion of the power project, 1.16 Gigawatts of power is now being supplied from India to Bangladesh. He said this journey from Megawatts to Gigawatts is symbolic of a golden era in the relations between India and Bangladesh,” the Prime Minister noted.