Bangladesh requests India to allow rail, road travel
Dhaka, October 19: Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has requested India to open roads and railways considering the common man. He made the request during a meeting with Indian High Commissioner Vikram Doraiswamy in Dhaka on Sunday.
Although special flights to India during the coronavirus epidemic are set to begin this month, no decision has yet been made on the reopening of roads and railways.
After meeting Doraiswamy at the state guest house Padma, Momen told reporters, "In the case of air bubbles, my point is that roads and trains also need to be introduced. Because most of us go by car. Rich people go on planes. We are ordinary people, we will be happier if they start the road."
After being closed for about eight months due to the pandemic, Bangladesh's air communication with India is starting from October 28 under the management of 'Air Bubble'.
The foreign minister told reporters that Foreign Secretary Masood bin Momen would go to India to sign an air bubble treaty.
Special air communication with India will start on October 28.