Railway services on Dhaka-Narayanganj route to resume today

The railway services on Dhaka-Narayanganj route, suspended almost 2 months ago, was resume from Thursday, railway officials said.

Railway workers have been busy repairing the Dhaka-Narayanganj railway line in Isdair Bazar area since last Tuesday.

Demu trains were seen running without passengers on this route several times on Wednesday.

Narayanganj station master Kamrul Islam Khan said the train service on the Dhaka-Narayanganj route was resume on Thursday.

‘Instead of 16 pairs of trains, 10 pairs including 4 pairs in the morning and 4 pairs in the afternoon would carry passengers.’

Preparations had been made accordingly. To see whether the path was navigable the trial was being given by Demu train, he added.

Passengers could reach Dhaka from Narayanganj and from Narayanganj to Dhaka in 45 minutes with a fare of only Tk 15. Whereas it takes almost one hours and Tk 36 when travelling by bus.

This made the railway service popular on this route. 

The service on this route remained closed since June 22 due to the increasing Covid-19 infection rate.

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