Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Photograph courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

The Centre will provide Rs.587 crore for a rail project to link India and Bangladesh, union minister Jitendra Singh said on Thursday. Also Read - Staffer at Rail Bhawan Tests Positive For Coronavirus; Fifth Case in 2 Weeks in Same Building

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The project, one of the most important under the ‘Act East’ policy of the Narendra Modi government, will help boost trade, cultural and social ties between the two countries, the minister of state for development of north eastern region (DoNER) said. Also Read - SPB vs BGR Vincy Premier T10 Cricket League Live Streaming Details: Fan Code When And Where to Watch Salt Pond Breakers vs Botanic Gardens Rangers Online, Latest Cricket Matches, Timings in India

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“The main initiative of the DoNER ministry is to provide funds for the rail link between India and Bangladesh. The budget cost of Rs.587 crore for the Indian side will be provided by the ministry,” Singh told the media here.

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The ministry has received Rs.2,400 crore in the current fiscal compared with Rs.2,334.50 crore in the last fiscal.