Kolkata-Ashuganj-Tripura transit facility under the revised Inland Water Transit and Trade Protocol between India and Bangladesh became operational.

About Kolkata-Ashuganj-Tripura transit facility

  • The facility running through a land and river route crossing Bangladesh territory cuts the Kolkata-Agartala distance via Siliguri’s ‘chicken neck’ from 1600 km to 800 km.
  • It also has reduced the time of the journey from 30 days (via Siliguri corridor) to just 10 days.