Government Policy

Mango Special Train to start operation from May 20

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

consecutive years.

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