The Barkal Tramway is recorded in the Imperial Gazetteer of India, 1908 as follows:- 
"Barkal ... in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Eastern Bengal and Assam, situated ... on the right bank of the Karnaphuli river. Population (1901) 2,194. It gives its name to the hills in the vicinity. The river here forms rapids, and a tramway has been constructed by which passengers and goods are transhipped"
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- "Imperial Gazetteer of India, 1908" Vol 7, p.121;Retrieved 22 Dec 2015