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12 more intercity trains to resume operations from Sunday

| Updated: August 16, 2020 15:24:23


12 more intercity trains to resume operations from Sunday

Bangladesh Railway (BR) is set to resume its 12 more intercity train services and one commuter train service from Sunday with the target to complete resumption of rest 21 intercity services by August 31.

The state-owned train operator resumed services of 17 intercity trains on May 31 and June 3 after the relaxation of public transport movement on limited scale.

Earlier, the government suspended passenger and cargo train services on from March 26 to curb the spread of COVID-19 infection.

Though the BR resumed the services of 17 intercity trains, it has yet to get due passengers on half of each train’s allowable seats except Eid like situation due pandemic situation continued.

The trains to be resumed from Sunday are: Ekota Express on Panchagarh-Dhaka-Panchagarh route, Sundarban Express on Khulna-Dhaka-Khulna route,  Padma Express on Rajshahi-Dhaka-Rajshahi route, Parabat Express on Dhaka-Sylhet-Dhaka route, Haor Express on Dhaka-Mohonganj-Dhaka route, Agnibina Express on Dhaka-Tarakandi-Dhaka route, Titumir Express on Rajshahi-Chilahati-Rajshahi route, Mohanagar Express on Chattogram-Dhaka-Chattogram route, Upokul Express on Chattogram-Mymensign-Chattogram route, Simanto Express on Khulna-Chilahati-Khulna route and Tungipara Express on Gobra-Rajshahi-Gobra route.

The commuter train service to be resumed is Dhaka-Dewanganj Bazar.

The railway authorities are operating the cargo trains on limited scale.

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