Mongla-Khulna rail line to be opened by Dec: Sujan

1 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

KHULNA: Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan on Sunday said that the 64-kilometer long new broad gauge rail line from Mongla to Khulna would be inaugurated by December this year.

He also informed that nearly seventy-five per cent of the construction work has already been completed, reports BSS.

“After completion of the construction of the Mongla-Khulna railway line, there would be a radical change in the rail communications in the south eastern region of the country,” said the minister on Saturday after inspecting the construction project.

He added that the neighboring countries including Nepal, Bhutan and India will get the opportunity to increase trade facilities with Bangladesh by using the second largest sea port which would boost the country’s economic growth.

Khulna city mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque, secretary to Railways Ministry Md Selim Reza and senior railway officials were present on the occasion.