Bangladesh Railway (BR) is set to launch special cargo trains between Chapainawabganj and Dhaka to carry mango from its main producing districts.
According to a notice issued by BR’s Chief Operating Superintendent (west) office, Rajshahi, special trains named Mango Special-1 and Mango Special -2 will be operating every day from Chapainawabganj and Rajshahi.
The Mango Special-2 train will be running through Amnura Bypass, Kakonhat, Rajshahi, Sardaho Road, Arashi, Abdulpur, Tangail, Mirzapur, Hitech City, Joydevpur, Tongi, Dhaka Bimanbandar, Dhaka Cantonement and Tejgaon.
The Mango Special-1 will have stoppages at Tejgaon, Tongi, Tangail, S M M Ali, Chatmohor and Rajshahi.
However, the parcel trains may have stoppages at other stations based on parcel booking and unloading.
The notice also said, apart from mango, other vegetables and materials can be send through these trains.
Since the lockdown was imposed in the country from March 26, the BR has been operating parcel special trains mainly in the western zone to facilitate transportation of agricultural products.
Although, the parcel trains did not get response from traders and business community initially, the BR has made the service acceptable by changing routes.