With a view to facilitating the movement of Muslim devotees of the Biswa Ijtema, Bangladesh Railway (BR) has made arrangement to operate special trains in different routes of the country.
The three-day Ijtema, with the participation of lakhs of Muslims across the nation, will begin on January 12 on the bank of the River Turag in Tongi, on the outskirts of the capital.
According to a BR press release, a special train will ply from Jamalpur to Tongi on January 12 and 13, two other special trains from Dhaka to Tongi and Tongi to Dhaka on January 12 and another special train from Laksham to Tongi will run on January 13.
On January 14, seven special trains will run from Dhaka to Tongi, three trains from Tongi to Mymensing, one special from Tongi to Akhaura and another will be operated on Tongi to Akhaura to Laksham route.
All Dhaka bound inter-city trains will halt at the Tongi Station for two minutes, starting from January 9 and it will continue before the Akheri Munajat till January 14.
The regular train services like Tista Express, Subarna Express, Mahua Express, Kalni Express, Turag Express, Dhaka-Naryanganj commuter, Dhaka-Tongi commuter, Dhaka-Jaydebpur commuter and Dhaka-Comilla commuter will be suspended during the day of Akheri Munajat.