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RajshahiDhakaRajshahi commercial train service from tomorrow

RAJSHAHI, Commercial services of the first Rajshahi

DhakaRajshahi nonstop Bonolota Express train will begin from tomorrow after

its Thursday's formal launching.

Selling of ticket for the train has began since yesterday creating joy

among the passengers who will make journey on the route in less time by the

intercity train.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched the train service through video

conferencing from Dhaka yesterday. Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan, MP,

and Rajshahi City Corporation Mayor AHM Khairuzzman Liton accompanied by many

other dignitaries attended the inaugural ceremony held at Rajshahi Railway

station before departure of the opening train at 11:45 am.

The West Zone of Bangladesh Railway (BR) launched the nonstop intercity

train, on the route to meet up the longcherished demands of people.

Khandakar Shahidul Islam, General Manager of the zone, here today said the

928 seated ultramodern and high speed train with 12 coaches including two

airconditioned chairs and seven nonair conditioned chairs will be running

on the route without any stoppage between Dhaka and Rajshahi.

He said the train is a new addition to the existing three intercity trains

Silk City Express, Padma Express and Dhumketu Express on the route.

According to the schedule, the train will start from Rajshahi at 7am and

reach Kamalapur Railway Station by 11:40 am. It will leave at 1:15 pm and

reach Rajshahi at 6 pm.

The train will run with some modern facilities like biotoilet, recliner

chair, WiFi and led display.

He said 50 high speed and modern coaches were imported from Indonesia to

new trains on different routes including the RajshahiDhaka one.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)