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Stations where trains will stop; how to journey

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 06:42 PM, 30 May 2020   Updated: 06:43 PM, 30 May 2020

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The train service in Bangladesh is being re-launched on a limited basis after ending two months-long closure due to the situation arising from coronavirus. However, in this case, both the train authorities and passengers have to follow the hygiene rules and some instructions.

Railway sources said on Saturday that trains would not stop at the airport, Tongi and Gazipur stations. Everyone has to get on the train from Kamalapur.

It is learned that the bedding of the slipper berth will not be allowed. Selling food on the train will not be allowed. It will not possible to move from one coach to another. You will not be allowed to board the train unless you arrive at the station one hour before the departure of the train. Hawkers, beggars will not be allowed to enter the stations.

The trains which will run from May 31-

Subarna, Sonar Bangla, Kalni, Panchagarh, Lalmoni, Banalata, Udayan, and Chitra Express passenger trains are starting to run in the first phase.

However, Teesta, Benapole, Nilsagar, Rupsha, Kopotaksha, Madhumati, Meghna, Kishoreganj, Upakul, Brahmaputra, and Kurigram Express trains will be launched from June 3.

All tickets will be sold online and half of the total train seats will be sold. Passengers will sit every one seat after another. Ticket prices are not rising. The schedule of each train will remain the same as before. Stopping stations will not be kept without important stations.

Meanwhile, Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan said at noon, although 8 pairs of trains will run in the first phase, 11 pairs more trains will run in the second phase from June 3. Until June 15, the government will monitor the impact of public transport and train services. The next decision will be made observing the coronavirus situation.

He said no train will stop at Airport Station, Joydebpur, and Narsingdi stations from now on. Half-seat tickets will be sold to ensure physical distance.