‘Mango Special Train’ launched
Published: 01:39 PM, 27 May 2021 Updated: 04:40 PM, 27 May 2021
The ‘Mango Special Train’ has been launched to transport low-cost vegetables including mangoes from Rajshahi to Dhaka.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the train in a video conference from Ganabhaban in the capital on Thursday afternoon.
With this, the mango special train will start plying from Thursday to Dhaka via Rohanpur-Chapainawabganj-Rajshahi and again from Dhaka to Rohanpur via Rajshahi.
The Bangladesh Railway launched this train named ‘Mango Special Train’ last year to facilitate the transportation of mango, litchi and other vegetables from Rajshahi due to the COVID situation. 598 tons of raw material was transported in June and 259 tons in July of that year. By transporting 857 tons of goods, the railway authorities earned Tk 929,969.