Twenty more passenger trains were added to the operational fleet of Bangladesh Railway on Sunday on different routes to make the train services more functional amid Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
With this, a total of 91 pairs or 182 passenger trains are now running on different routes since resuming operation after closing for more than two months due to coronavirus. However, initially the railway started its operation with eight pairs of trains.Bangladesh Railway is set to add 18 more commuter, mail, express and local trains to the fleet by September 16 as part of its initiatives to noirmalise the services.
Station Manager of Kamalapur Railway Station Mohammad Masud Sarwar confirmed the news.
Trains starting operations from Sunday are – Jalalabad Express on the Chattogram-Sylhet-Chattogram route, Surma Mail on the Dhaka-Sylhet-Dhaka route, Dhaka/Noakhali Express on the Noakhali-Dhaka-Noakhali route, Mymensingh Express on the Chattogram-Bangabandhu Bridge East- Chattogram route, Bhawal Express on the Dhaka-Dewanganj Bazar-Dhaka route, Dhaleshwari Express on Mymensingh-Bangabandhu Bridge East-Mymensingh route, Chandpur commuter on the Chandpur-Laksam-Chandpur route and Noakhali commuter on the Noakhali-Laksam-Noakhali route.
The railway suspended its operation of passenger trains on 24 March to prevent the spread of Covid-19 outbreak in the country. It started resuming operation of trains from 31 May.