Modi, Hasina, Mamata jointly flag-off Bandhan Express
Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Bangladeshi counterpart, Sheikh Hasina and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday jointly flagged-off the Kolkata-Khulna Bandhan Express via video-conferencing.
The dignitaries also inaugurated the International Passenger Rail Terminal, End-to-End Immigration and Customs Clearance Facilities (for the passengers of Maitree Express and Bandhan Express) at Kolkata station, under India-Bangladesh Cooperation in Railways.
Rail bridges over river Titas and Bhairav in Bangladesh were also launched.
Here is what PM Modi said on the occassion:
I believe that relations between leaders of neighboring countries should be like neighbors. We should not be in restrictions of protocols for visits or talks.
I am happy that today we inaugurated projects strengthening our connectivity via video conference.