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'Dhaka-Siliguri train service from June'

  • Published at 04:46 pm February 14th, 2020
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File photo of a train Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The government is set to inaugurate construction of Bangabandhu Railway Bridge on the Jamuna River on March 14

Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan has said direct train service on Dhaka-Siliguri route will begin in June after installation of the Chilahati-Haldibari rail track. 

"It will be completed by June and Dhaka-Siliguri train service will be launched immediately after that," he said while distributing donations among the poor at Moidandighi of Boda upazila in Panchagarh Friday.  

Currently, two trains -- Maitree Express on Dhaka-Kolkata route and Bandhan Express on Khulna-Kolkata route -- are being operated between Bangladesh and India, reports UNB.

The government has long been working to ensure stronger rail communications inside the country and with neighbouring India.  

Minister Sujan revealed that the government is all set to inaugurate construction of Bangabandhu Railway Bridge on the Jamuna River on March 14.

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