China plans high speed rail link between Kunming-Kolkata

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Kunming: After proposing the second flight from Kolkata to Kunming,  China is keen to establish a high speed rail link between Kunming and Kolkata as part of its efforts to revive the ancient silk route, traversing through Myanmar and Bangladesh. The proposal, which found a mention at the recently held Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) meet in Kunming, seeks to give a boost to the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) multi-model corridor project initiated by China.  China has pledged $40 billion for the silk route, having a trade potential of USD 132 billion. China has been endeavouring for a revival of the silk route with a visionary plan to establish wide ranging connectivity from Kunming to Kolkata.

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