Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated Panchagarh Express intercity train service through videoconferencing from Dhaka on Saturday.
Panchagarh and Thakurgaon people were cheerful as Bangladesh Railway launched the nonstop intercity train service on Dhaka-Panchagarh route today at 11:30am, sources said.The train is a new addition to the existing two intercity trains -- Drutojan Express and Ekata Express -- on the route.
The train will start from Panchagarh at 1:15pm and reach Kamalapur Railway Station by 10:35pm, and will leave Dhaka at 12:10am and reach Panchagarh at 9:40am.
Now the passengers will be able to travel to Rajshahi from Dhaka around one and a half hours earlier than the current travel time.
This is the fourth nonstop train; currently two trains are plying the Dhaka-Chattogram route, and one is plying Rajshahi-Dhaka route.
Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan will attend the inauguration programme at Panchagarh.
The train will stop at Panchagarh, Thakurgaon, Dinajpur, Parbatipur, Dhaka Airport and Kamalapur railway stations.