Construction work to end by 2022: Sujan

7 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Construction work to end by 2022: Sujan

Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan speaks at the inaugural ceremony of two new pairs of Demu trains on Chattogram-Dohazari and Chattogram-Patiya routes at Dohazari Railway Station on Saturday. —SUN PHOTO

CHATTOGRAM: Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan on Saturday said the construction of the railway line from Dohazari to Cox’s Bazar will be completed by December 2022, reports BSS.

He said this while inaugurating, as the chief guest, two new pairs of Demu trains on Chattogram-Dohazari and Chattogram-Patiya routes on the Dohazari railway station premises.

The minister said Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken 10 mega projects to expedite the country’s development.

“Of the 10 mega projects, two are for railways – one is the rail link with the Padma Bridge and the other is the rail link with Myanmar, China and India,” he added.

He said that based on these mega projects, the railway authorities are taking up reform activities and development programme for railways in different areas in the country.

“There will be a sophisticated railway junction at Dohazari. Many jobs will be created here,” he added.

Nurul Islam said the Demu train has been provided here as a first step. The train service will be expanded at Dohazari, he added.

Moslem Uddin Ahmed, MP, Nazrul Islam Chowdhury, MP, Railway Additional Director General (Operations) Sardar Shahadat Ali and Eastern Region General Manager (GM) Jahangir Hossain, among others, were present on the occasion.


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