Prime Minister flags off Panchagarh Express train

Published: May 25, 2019 14:09:38 | Updated: May 25, 2019 19:44:40

A new train on Dhaka-Panchagarh route began its maiden journey on Saturday to give better services to the passengers of is route.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina flagged off the 'Panchagarh Express' train service through a videoconference from her official residence Ganobhaban.

'Panchagarh Express' set out from Bir Muktijoddha Sirajul Islam Railway Station in Sadar Upazila where Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujon will be present, reports UNB.

The train will complete its 593-kilometrejourney in 10 hours. It will leave Panchagarh at 12:15pm and reach Dhaka at 10:35pm. From there, it will leave at 12:10 am and reach Panchagarh at 9:40am.

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

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

Railways Minister M Nurul Islam Sujan also spoke at the programme from Bir Muktijoddha Sirajul Islam Railway Station in Panchagarh through the videoconference.

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Agriculture Minister Dr Abrur Razzaque and Indonesian Ambassador to Bangladesh Rina P Soemarno were also present at the programme at Ganobhaban.

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