Friday, 30 September, 2022

All rail lines to be converted to broad gauge in phases: Sujan

All rail lines to be converted to broad gauge in phases: Sujan

Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan said that the government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will convert the country's whole railway system to broad gauge.

"The railway system of the country is divided into two zones where one is broad gauge and another is meter gauge. We are gradually converting all railway system to broad gauge. All railway lines in India are broad gauge. We are also converting the gauge system of the country into a kind of broad gauge. Besides, we are making all the projects being taken up for the expansion of the railway line expansion in broad gauge system," he said.

The minister was addressing an agreement signing ceremony held at the Railway Bhaban.

In the function, two agreements - one for turning meter gauge railway line from Parvatipur to Kaunia into dual gauge and the other for construction of new broad gauge railway line in Khulna-Darshana section - were signed between Bangladesh Railway and an Indian consultancy service Aarvee Associates and STUP Consultants Pvt Ltd.

Railways Secretary Dr Md Humayun Kabir, Director General of Bangladesh Railway Dhirendranath Majumder and First Secretary of High Commission of India Saloni Sahai were also present, among others, on the occasion.