Dhaka, Sept. 12 -- Indian Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said connectivity between Bangladesh and India directly and positively impacts both the Northeast and Bangladesh.

He said four of the six pre-1965 rail links between the two countries have been made operational, and work is underway on the remaining two.

The under-construction rail link between Haldibari in West Bengal and Chilahati in Bangladesh will revive the old Siliguri-Sealdah rail route through Bangladesh, taken by the Darjeeling Mail, Shringla said.

He said a new railway link between Akhaura in Bangladesh and Agartala and Tripura is under construction, reports UNB.

Nationals of the two countries cannot only travel on board the Maitree and Bandhan Express to...