Panchagarh Express to start journey on Saturday

Published: May 24, 2019 18:00:53 | Updated: May 24, 2019 20:08:47

Panchagarh Express, a direct train service on Panchagarh-Dhaka route, will begin its maiden journey on Saturday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the train through a videoconference on the day, reports UNB.

'Panchagarh Express' will set out from Bir Muktijoddha Sirajul IslamRailway Station in Panchagarh where Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujon will be present.

The train will complete its 593-kilometre journey in 10 hours.

It will leave Panchagarh at 12:15pm and reach Dhaka at 10:35pm. From there, it will leave at 12:10am and reach Panchagarh at 10:45am.

On its way, the train will stop at Ruhiya, Thakurgaon, Dinajpur, Parbotipur and Dhaka's Airport Railway Station.

The fare will be same as Ekota Express and Drutojan Express.

Thirty percent seats of the train will be allocated for Panchagarh, 30 percent for Dinajpur, 25 percent for Thakurgaon and 15 percent for Parbotipur.

Md Mosharaf Hossain, station master of Bir MuktijoddhaSirajul IslamRailway Station, said Minister Sujon and other passengers will travel to Dhaka free of cost on the train's maiden voyage.

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