With a view to carrying mangoes from
Chapainawabganj and Rajshahi to Dhaka at a low cost, Bangladesh Railway is
going to launch Mango Special Train from May 20, 2023 for the fourth
Deputy Commissioner of Chapainawabganj AKM Galiv Khan said this in an opinion
exchanging meeting with the Railway officials, representatives of Courier
Services, Zilla Truck Owners Association, mango growers, entrepreneurs and
traders at his conference room here yesterday.
"We have taken all sorts of preparations to launch the train from May 20 for
transporting mango to Dhaka from this mango producing area for the benefit of
the growers and traders," he added.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Ahmed Mahbub Ul Islam, ADC of
Education and ICT Papia Sultana, Divisional Commercial Officer of Railway
Department West Zone Nasir Uddin, Additional Deputy Director of the
Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) Masud Ahmed, Assistant Director of
Consumers Rights Protection Department Masum Ali and others were present,
among others, in the meeting.
According to the sources in the railway department, a total of 1,67,082
kilograms (Kgs) of mangoes were carried by Mango Special Train in 2020,
2,36,973 kgs of mangoes in 2021 and 1,48,255 kgs of mangoes in 2022.
The mango production target for this year of the district is 4.25 lakh
tonnes, the DAE sources said.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha