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AGARTALA -AKHAURA RAILWAY PROJECT

UPSC PERSPECTIVE

Above topic is important for MAINS GENERAL STUDIES PAPER 2 under topic India and its Neighborhood- Relations.

UPSC PRELIMS 2016-QUESTION

1. Kurd: Bangladesh

2. Madhesi: Nepal

3. Rohingya: Myanmar

Which of the pairs given above is/are correctly matched?

(a) 1 and 2

(b) 2 only

(c) 2 and 3

(d) 3 only

(c) 2 and 3-ANSWER

AGARTALA-AKHAURA RAILWAY PROJECT

Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina, Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Kumar Deband, Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee inaugurated the commencement of work for the Agartala-Akhaura railway project

through video conferencing.

A HUGE PROJECT FOR BOTH COUNTRIES

It will get over by 2019 very good project for the northeastern part of our country.

NOTES

500 MW additional power supply from India to

Bangladesh: It will be transferred through existing

Bheramara (Bangladesh)-Baharampur (India) interconnection. With the completion of this project, India will be supplying around 1.16 Gigawatts of power to Bangladesh. This project announced during his PM Modi’s visit to Bangladesh in 2015.

AKHAURA–AGARTALA RAIL LINK(Very important for prelims UPSC )

The railway project was conceptualized in 2010. Later, both the countries had signed MoU on this railway project in 2013. It is expected that the railway line will become operational in 2019. The railway project consists of constructing 15.054 km long railway line.

It will provide another link in the cross-border connectivity between two countries by connecting Akhaura in Bangladesh with the capital city of Tripura, Agartala through Nischintapur in Indo-Bangla border.

It will help to develop socio-economic as well as the cultural bond between two neighboring countries.

TRIPURA TO BECOME GATEWAY TO ASEAN COUNTRIES

Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. 1 Observer – Papua New Guinea.

BIG PLANS(UPSC MAINS ANSWER WRITING)

Tripura would be turned into ‘HIRA’, which is an acronym for development in Highways, i-ways or Internet Services, Roadways, and Airways.

NOTES

Referring to eight states of the northeast, PM had said the region would be developed into ‘Astalaxmi’.

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