Thursday, 11 August, 2022

Special Chapainawabganj-Dhaka cattle train service stops day after launch

The special cattle train service on the Chapainawabganj-Dhaka route was cancelled on Thursday, a day after its launch for lack of cargo.

The Bangladesh Railway took the decision as no cattle trader showed their interest to transport sacrificial animals by the special train until 4.30 pm on Thursday, Chapainawabganj Railway Station Master Shahidul Alam told UNB.

On Wednesday, a special cattle train from Chapainawabganj left for Dhaka with 22 sacrificial animals for Eid markets.

"The train left for the capital with 18 cows and four goats. The transportation cost for each cow was fixed at Tk591.50 and each goat at Tk296," Shahidul said.

The special service was launched on the Chapainawabganj-Rajshahi-Dhaka (Tejgaon) route on July 17 last year to transport sacrificial animals at a low cost considering the Covid-19 situation.