Monday, April 14, 2008

Friendship Express Resumes, 40 Years Later

The passenger train service between Calcutta in India and the capital
of Bangladesh, Dhaka, is resuming after an absence of more than 40
years," reports BBC News. Dubbed Maitreyi or Friendship Express, BBC
reports that, "One man in Calcutta, however, is hoping to return to
Dhaka after leaving the city on what turned out to be the last train
out in 1965, when he was nine years old."

After what happened with the India-Pakistan trains, many will keep
their fingers crossed surely, wary of any unrest or religious violence
associated with this gesture of friendship.

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