To which of the following neighbouring countries of India, you can go by direct train at present?
1. Pakistan
2. Bangladesh
3. Nepal
4. Bhutan
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [C] 1, 2 & 3

There are no railways in Bhutan. India is constructing a rail link between Hashimara in West Bengal and Toribari in Bhutan.

Several rail lines cross India to Nepal. Also there is a railway line that runs for only 20 miles from Janakpur in Nepal to Jaynagar junction in India.

The train services in operation between India and Pakistan are

  1. Samjhauta Express (from Attari-India to Lahore-Pakistan via Wagah). This route is also opened for the movement of freight trains.
  2. Thar Express (from Munabao-India to Zero Point Railway Station near Khokrapar –Pakistan).

The Maitreyi Express (Friendship Express) was launched to revive a railway link between Kolkata and Dhaka that had been shut for 43 years

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