Plans to increase the number of passenger trains

In order to increase the number of passenger trains in order to facilitate the movement of the people, there is a plan to collect the necessary engines and passenger carriages, said the Minister of Railways. Zillul Hakim.

He said this in response to the written question of Nurunnabi Chowdhury, a member of parliament from the ruling party, in the budget session of the Parliament on Monday (June 10) afternoon. Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury presided over the parliament.

He said that an agreement has already been signed with the supplier for procurement of 200 broad gauge passenger carriages from India. Apart from this, the procurement of 260 Broad Gauge Passenger Carriages, 454 Meter Gauge Passenger Carriages, 46 Broad Gauge Rail Engines and 50 Meter Gauge Rail Engines is in progress.

In another question of MP Ali Azam, the railway minister said that Bangladesh Railways is working to provide safe and comfortable transport services at low cost to the vast masses of the country. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during her visit to the Ministry of Railways directed to bring all the districts of the country under the rail network. In order to bring various districts of Barisal division under the railway network, alignment through the project ‘Feasibility study for construction of railway line from Bhanga junction (Faridpur) to Payra port with detailed design and preparation of tender documents’ for construction of railway from Bhanga to Barisal to Payra sea port. is finalized as follows.