Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Dhaka’s rail link with Sylhet restored after 7 hours

Rail communications between Dhaka and Sylhet were restored Tuesday afternoon after 10 hours of suspension following derailment of a bogie of a  freight train near Mukundapur railway station in Bijoynagar upazila of Brahmanbaria.

Saiful Islam, station master of Mukundapur railway station, said a bogie of the oil-laden freight train from Akhaura veered off the tracks in a place between Mukundapur and Harashpur of the district around 10:50 am, halting train services on the route.

Md Monir Uddin, loco Shed in-charge of Akhaura railway junction station, said the rail communications resumed around 6:15 pm when a relief train from Akhaura station removed the bogie from the tracks.

Two trains of ‘Paharika Express’, one Sylhet-bound train and another Chattogram-bound train got stranded at Akhaura Railway Junction Station and Shayestaganj railway station respectively following the derailment, he added.