India - Bangladesh Train Service.

#1 Apr 9th, 2008, 10:33
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Here are some News about this Service which is
ready to roll on from 14th April this year.

Train name will be " Moitree Express".
Train will leave Kolkata Terminus ( Chitpur) daily
at 0710 hrs will reach Dhaka at 2120 hrs Same day.
will have six bogies icluding two A/c coaches and
a pantry car. total passeger capacity of 366 Passenger.

Presently tickets will be sold from Fairlie Place
Foreig Passenger Counter.

Will give more updates as it apeears on news.

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#2 Apr 9th, 2008, 10:35
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Do you know if an indian citizen can go into bangladesh with an indian passport, instead of getting a bangladeshi visa?
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Ignite what does it mean..an Indian citizen would definitely use an Indian passport..and if he is using his passport then he/she has to take the Visa..

Only Nepal is where Indians do not need a passport..
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Thats what I was wondering, if i need to get a visa or not, because I have dual citizenship, and with my US passport I dont need a visa for Mexico or Canada. So I was wondering if I still need a visa for Bangladesh if I have an Indian passport, but I guess Nepal is the only country that I dont need a visa for.
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This train will run twice in a week i.e. Saturday & Sunday.Indians need visa prior to enter Bangladesh.Indian Railways pantry car will not go upto Dacca.The pantry staff alongwith their materials will be disembarked at Darshana.I don't know what will happen in other side.
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Some more updates :-

Dhaka train booking:

Booking for the first run of the Dhaka-bound Maitree Express from Kolkata will start at the Foreign Tourist Passenger Reservation Counter at Fairlie Place on Friday from 10 am to 5 pm on weekdays. On Sundays and other holidays, the office will remain open till 2 pm. Tickets can be booked 10 days in advance, excluding the day of the journey. Tickets will be issued on production of passport and visa. The cost of tickets will be $20, $12 and $8


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Tickets can be booked in INR also.
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More Updates on This:-

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NEW DELHI: After 43 years, India and Bangladesh will resume train service to connect the peoples of the two countries.

On Bengali new year's day, Poila Boishakh, on April 14, foreign minister Pranab Mukherjee will flag off the inaugural 'Maitree Express' from Kolkata, bound for Dhaka.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/K...ow/2945997.cms

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Most Horrible part of this Train Journey will be
at Gede(Indian side ) / Darsana ( Bangladesh side )
border, where passenger has to get off from the
train with their luggages to Clear Immigration
and custom formalities and then board the Train
again, on Very first day it took 3 hours on
Indian side and about 15-20 minutes on Bangladesh
side, Hopefully the service will be better
in coming days.

Chao

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