In a big boost to sub-regional connectivity and cooperation, India facilitated the transit of fertiliser export from Bangladesh to Nepal via the Rohanpur-Singhabad rail route.
The first train loaded with fertiliser for export to Nepal was handed over by Bangladesh railways to Indian railways last week. Presently, 27,000 metric ton of fertiliser will be exported to Nepal through the rail transit route.
Another lot of 25,000 metric ton of fertiliser is likely to be exported subsequently.
India and Bangladesh had signed an agreement in 1976 to allow for export of commodities from Bangladesh to Nepal and import from other countries to Nepal via Indian territory as ‘traffic in transit’.