PM inaugurates Panchagarh Express
Published: 12:49 PM, 25 May 2019 Updated: 09:50 PM, 25 May 2019
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has opened a new train Panchagarh Express on Dhaka-Panchagarh route.
On Saturday, she inaugurates it through a videoconference from Ganobhaban. With this, the train starts its maiden journey.
Later, ‘Panchagarh Express’ set out from Bir Muktijoddha Sirajul Islam Railway Station in Sadar Upazila where Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujon was present.
The train will complete its 593-kilometer journey in 10 hours. It will leave Panchagarh at 12:15 pm and reach Dhaka at 10:35 pm. From there, it will leave at 12:10 am and reach Panchagarh at 10:45 am.
On its way, the train will stop at Ruhiya, Thakurgaon, Dinajpur, Parbotipur and Dhaka’s Airport Railway Station.
Thirty percent seats of the train will be allocated for Panchagarh, 30 percent for Dinajpur, 25 percent for Thakurgaon and 15 percent for Parbotipur.
The fare will be the same as Ekota Express and Drutojan Express.
Md Mosharaf Hossain, station master of Bir Muktijoddha Sirajul Islam Railway Station, said that Minister Sujon and other passengers will travel to Dhaka free of cost on the train’s maiden voyage.