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Agartala, the state capital, is presently not connected by rail link, although the project for extension of railway line up to Agartala is under implementation. Agartala is connected by air to Kolkata and Guwahati.

However, one significant strategic aspect of the state’s location is that the State has about 856 Km long international border with Bangladesh, which is about 84 % of total border of the State. Most of the important cities of Bangladesh (including Dhaka) are within 150 km distance of the towns in Tripura, [ e.g., Agartala–Dhaka : 150 km ; Agartala–Brahmanbaria : 25 km ; Sabroom-Chittagong : 75 km ; Sonamura-Comilla : 11 km ; Kailashahar-Sylhet : 90 km ].

In the past, Tripura had excellent transportation links with the erstwhile East Bengal and through it, with West Bengal. In fact, the direct distance between Agartala (Tripura) and Kolkata (through Bangladesh) is only about 500 km.