The JS watchdog also suggested to strengthen the security system of the railway for the safety of the railway and its passengers at a meeting on Sunday.
“The committee discussed the issue earlier. We have suggested that security systems be put in place in railway stations, just like airports. That is why we recommended luggage and body scanners,” ABM Fazle Karim Chowdhury, chairman of the committee, said.
The committee urged the ministry to implement the decisions urgently.
According to the meeting minutes, luggage scanner machines and body scanners will be set up in Dhaka, Chittagong and other important railway stations but the move depended on necessary fund allocation.
A press release said the watchdog had recommended that the ministry sit down for discussions with the mayors of Dhaka to collect the arrears of the rent of Dhaka city corporation markets, which are established on railway property.
In 1984, Dhaka city corporation took some land in lease in Bangabazar area and Bangladesh Railway is owed around Tk20 crore as rent from this.