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Two new train services on Dhaka-Dinajpur route

DHAKA, Dec 15, 2016 (BSS) - Bangladesh Railway (BR) today introduced new passenger coaches to run two modern train services between Dhaka and Dinajpur.

Railways Minister M Mujibul Huq today formally inaugurated the train service on Dhaka-Dinajpur-Dhaka route at Kamalapur railway station in the city, said an official release.

Speaking on the occasion, the minister said the government is working to improve the standard of train services.

"New railways are being constructed and more engines and coaches are being procured," he said, adding that the government has taken initiatives to turn all railways into dual gauge across the country.

BR has already procured 150 coaches from Indonesia with financial assistances of Asian Development Bank (ADB). Of them, 100 are metre gauge and 50 broad gauge.

Referring to the 46 ongoing projects, the minister said remarkable improvement will take place in the railway sector with completion of those projects.

Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways Ministry Sirajul Islam Molla and Railways Secretary M Firoze Salah Uddin, among others, were present on the occasion.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)