Third Train to Bangladesh: On Wednesday, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav and Bangladesh Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan (Bangladesh Rail Minister) flagged off Mithali Express through video conferencing. This is the first train between New Jalpaiguri Railway Station in India and Dhaka Cantt Railway Station in Bangladesh. However, this is the third train between India and Bangladesh.
During the program to flag off Mithali Express, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said that India and Bangladesh are countries with common heritage, the present and future of both the countries are shared. This is the reason that both the countries are developing rapidly together.
Mithali Express will run on which day?
Mithali Express will run only for two days in a week. This train from India will run on Saturday and Sunday while from Bangladesh this train will run on Monday and Thursday. This train will cover a distance of about 513 km between New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal to Dhaka Cantonment in Bangladesh in about nine hours.
Mithali Express Timings
Mithali Express (13132) will leave New Jalpaiguri at 11:45 am and reach Dhaka Cantonment station at 10:30 pm. Whereas in the return journey, this train (13131) will leave Dhaka Cantonment station at 10:50 pm and will reach New Jalpaiguri railway station at 7:15 am.
4 AC sleeper coaches and four AC chair cars have been installed in Mithali Express. The ticket for AC sleeper is Rs 4,905 while the ticket for AC cabin chair car has been kept at Rs 3,805. The lowest ticket for AC chair car is Rs.2707. Mithali Express is the third train between India and Bangladesh. Earlier, Maitree Express is running between Kolkata and Dhaka. Apart from this, Bandhan Express is also running from Kolkata to Khulna. Both these trains were stopped during Kovid, but on May 29, they were again flagged off.
Tourism and business will get wings
The journey of 61 km of Mitali Express will be covered in India and the rest of the journey will be fixed in Bangladesh. This train will pass through Darjeeling and the surrounding beautiful plains. In such a situation, tourism and business between both the countries will increase.