Bangladesh Railway is going to launch 18 more pairs of trains in the country from August 27 by following the hygiene rules and ensuring physical distance in the corona situation.
Today, Thursday, the Deputy Director of Bangladesh Railway. This has been informed in an office order signed by Khairul Kabir.
These trains include Paharika / Udayan on the Chittagong-Sylhet-Chittagong route, Dhaka-Kishoreganj-Dhaka Agaro Sindur Prabhati, Dhaka-Tarakandi-Dhaka route Jamuna Express, Dhaka-Kishoreganj-Dhaka Agaro Sindur Godhuli, Sonar Bangla Express at Chittagong-Dhaka-Chittagong. , Chittagong-Dhaka-Chittagong Chattala Express, Santahar-Burimari-Santahar Karatoya Express, Rajshahi-Chilahati-Rajshahi Barindra Express, Rajshahi-Dhaka-Rajshahi Silk City Express, Khulna-Rajshahi-Khulna Sagardari express, Santahar-Dinajpur-Santahar Dolonchapa express, Dhalarchar-Rajshahi-Dhalarchar Dhalarchar Express, Chittagong-Dhaka-Chittagong Dhaka/ Chittagong Mail, Dhaka-Dewanganj Bazar-Dhaka Dewanganj Commuter, Dhaka-Jharia Jhanjail-Dhaka Balaka Commuter, Santahar-Lalmonaratra, Khutar-Lalmoniratna. Parbatipur-Chilahati-Parbatipur Chilahati Express.
According to railway sources, the passenger train service has been suspended since March 24 due to the coronavirus situation. Then on May 31, eight pairs of intercity trains were launched in the first phase. Later on June 3, 11 more pairs of intercity trains were added in the second phase. However, after a while, two pairs of trains were stopped due to the passenger crisis.
Meanwhile, on August 16, 12 more pairs of intercity trains and one pair of commuter trains, a total of 13 pairs of trains have started running anew. Following this, 18 more pairs of trains are going to be launched from August 27.
Meanwhile, the railway authorities said that intercity train tickets will be sold online and through mobile apps as before. Advance tickets for intercity trains can be issued five days in advance including the day of departure. In order to ensure the social and physical distance of the passengers, 50 per cent of the coaches’ capacity tickets will be sold. All types of standing tickets for intercity trains will be closed.
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