DHAKA, The parcel service of Bangladesh Railway (BR)
on three routes collected about Taka 4.5 lakh as revenue so far since May 1,
by transporting 5 lakh kilograms of vegetables and other agricultural foods.
“The BR has collected Taka 4.5 lakh so far by transporting 5 lakh kilograms
of vegetables and agricultural foods through luggage-van trains since May 1,”
said a Railways Ministry press release here today.
According to the press release, the BR has been operating three special
parcel trains to transport food, daily essentials and perishable goods on
Chattogram-Sarishabari-Chattogram, Dhaka- Bhairab Bazar-Dhaka and Bir
Muktijoddha Railway Station (Panchagarh)-Dhaka amid the nationwide shutdown
due to coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Earlier, it suspended all passenger services from March 24 to contain the
spread of Covid-19.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)