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Mar 27, 2019
6:46AM

India, Bangladesh to start cruise service from Friday

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India and Bangladesh will start a cruise service from Friday that would take passengers through the Sunderbans to Dhaka. 

Addressing a conference on Multipolarism in Asia: Issues and Challenges in New Delhi, joint secretary of External Affairs Ministry, Vikram Doraiswami said, the move aims to strengthen inland waterway routes between the two countries. 

Mr Doraiswami said, other than road and rail, India and Bangladesh also have a very strong power connectivity through waterways. 

The MEA official said, as movement of goods starts using inland waterways, so goods from India can go in the cheapest possible form up to Narayanganj and Dhaka in Bangladesh. 

He said, apart from it, people would have the option to travel through the Sunderbans on a luxury vessels up to Dhaka and back with border formalities being done at the crossing points in both countries

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