Railway parcel service earns Tk 4.5 lakh revenue

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)