The Agargaon metro rail station was brimming with the laughter of children, as more than 800 kids got a chance to ride the metro rail for the first time on Monday.
The Ministry of Women and Children Affairs with the support of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) took the initiative in this regard.
Chairman of Shishu Academy Lucky Enam said, “The children have witnessed the progress of Smart Bangladesh through this trip. They are excited. Everyone is happy to see their happiness.”
Director General of Shishu Academy Anjir Liton said the journey will remain etched on their memories for the rest of their lives.
Sajib, a second grader at the ministry’s Street Child Rehabilitation Centre, said, “I only see the train on TV, but today I got on the train. I’ve enjoyed the ride.”
Metro rail operates from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Children were brought from Agargaon to Uttara and from Uttara to Agargaon again in a special slot after 12:30 PM outside the regular schedule.
Regarding the children’s trip, DMTCL Deputy Director (public relations) Nazmul Islam Bhuiyan said Shishu Academy had officially made a proposal about the trip to DMTCL. Giving them such an opportunity will definitely be a milestone for the metro rail.