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Special cattle train service starts on Chapainawabganj-Dhaka route

A special cattle train from Chapainawabganj left for Dhaka Wednesday with 22 sacrificial animals ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

District Livestock Officer Mostafizur Rahman inaugurated the service at Chapainawabganj Railway Station in the afternoon.

Chapainawabganj Assistant Station Master Obaidullah said the train left for the capital with 18 cows and four goats.

The cattle train will leave Chapainawabganj Station at 4.30pm and reach the capital by night every day. It will leave Tejgaon for Chapainawabganj at 5am.

The transportation cost for each cow has been fixed at Tk591.50 and each goat at Tk296.

The train service will continue until July 8, Obaidullah added.

The special service was launched on the Chapainawabganj-Rajshahi-Dhaka (Tejgaon) route on July 17 last year to transport sacrificial animals at a low cost considering the Covid-19 situation.

Source: United News of Bangladesh