A special “cattle train” left Dhaka on Saturday carrying 77 cows and six goats in its inaugural service for markets in the capital city ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, officials said.
The special service will run on Chapainawabganj-Rajshahi-Tejgaon (Dhaka) route.Lawmaker from Chapainawabganj-1 Dr Shamil Uddin Ahmed Shamil inaugurated the train service at Chapainawabganj railway station this afternoon.
The cattle wagons – each with 20 cows - will be added to the Mango special train, already operating on the route.
Assistant station Master Obaidullah at Chapainawabganj said the Railways ministry has decided to run the special cattle service considering the health hazards of ongoing Covid-19.
Transportation cost for each cow has been fixed at Tk 592 and for goat at Tk 292.
The train service will continue until July 19, he added.