Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan said the construction of the railway line from Dohazari to Cox’s Bazar will be completed by December 2022.
He said this while inaugurating, as chief guest, two new pairs of Demu trains on Chattogram-Dohazari and Chattogram-Patiya routes on the Dohazari railway station premises this noon.The minister said Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken 10 mega projects for expediting the country’s development.
“Of the 10 mega projects, two are for railways – one is the rail link with the Padma Bridge and the other is the rail link with Myanmar, China and India,” he added.
He said that based on these mega projects, the railway authorities are taking up reform activities and development programme for railways in different areas in the country.
“There will be a sophisticated railway junction at Dohazari. Many jobs will be created here,” he added.
Nurul Islam said the Demu train has been provided here as a first step. The train service will be expanded at Dohazari, he added.
Moslem Uddin Ahmed, MP, Nazrul Islam Chowdhury, MP, Railway Additional Director General (Operations) Sardar Shahadat Ali and Eastern Region General Manager (GM) Jahangir Hossain, among others, were present in the inaugural function.