Cattle to be brought Dhaka by train for only Tk 1500
Published: 05:27 PM, 7 July 2020 Updated: 05:47 PM, 7 July 2020
The cattle can be brought to Dhaka by train for only Tk 1500 for the upcoming Holy Eid-ul-Azha, informed Railway Minister Md. Nurul Islam Sujon, saying that “the Bangladesh Railway has adopted a plan to transport Qurbani animals from Northern, Western areas to Dhaka, Chattogram.”
“The possible date, route, and station would be decided in consultation with the Livestock Department and the concerned business community. This train can be launched from any day based on the demand of traders,” he said while briefing reporters at the railway building in the capital on Tuesday.
The maximum fare per cow from Gaibandha, Pabna, or Kushtia to Chattogram is Tk 2,500. Besides, it may cost Tk 1,500 to Tk 2,000 to bring it to Dhaka, said Nurul Islam Sujon.
Interested traders are requested to contact the railway control number 01711-691520.
Farmers across the country are in dire straits after the government announced a nationwide shutdown in March to prevent coronavirus infection in the country. The government took various initiatives to market their products and stable the country’s economy.
As a result, a new pair train called ‘Mango Special’ was added to the railway service. These two trains are running on the Chapainawabganj-Rajshahi-Dhaka route which is operating as an agricultural commodity.
Its journey started from Rajshahi on June 5 with mangoes. Two trains with mangoes entered Dhaka from Rahanpur via Chapainawabganj and Rajshahi. The minimum fare is Tk 1.10 per kg to Tk 1.30, depending on the distance to the station.
Besides mangoes, all kinds of vegetables, fruits, eggs, and various agricultural products of the north are also transported by train.
Following this, Bangladesh Railway is going to transport cattle for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha.