Pranab, Sheikh Hasina inaugurate freight train

  • AFP, Dhaka
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  • Updated: Mar 05, 2013 11:44 IST

President Pranab Mukherjee and Bangladesh Prime Minister Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday jointly inaugurated locomotives and wagons supplied under a $800 million line of credit extended by India, reflecting growing bilateral ties in infrastructure sector.

The freight train flagged off at the Dhaka cantonment railway station comprised two locomotives, 20 broad gauge tank wagons and one brake van.

Following the programme, President Mukherjee left for Narail on a private visit to the ancestral home of his in-laws.

Later in the afternoon, Mukherjee is scheduled to visit poet Rabindrantah Tagore's house at Shilaidaha before wrapping up his three-day state visit to Bangladesh, his first foreign trip since becoming the president in August last year.


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