Dhaka-Sylhet rail communication resumes
Published : Monday, 24 June, 2019 at 9:13 PM Count : 618
Rail communications between Dhaka and Sylhet, which was suspended following a train accident in Moulvibazar, resumed on Monday evening.
The communication resumed around 7.30pm, said Baramchal Station Master Ruman Ahmed.
Repairing work of the railway tracks completed at 7.00 pm and the rail communications was reopened, said Kulaura Upazila Nirbahi Officer Muhammad Abul Lais.
Kulaura Railway Senior Deputy Assistant Engineer Jewel Ahmed said, “We ran a trial train at 6:45pm after repairing the track and found no problem.”
At least five people were killed and over one hundred injured as an intercity train derailed at Baramchal in Kulaura upazila of Moulvibazar on Sunday night.
Three bogies of Dhaka-bound ‘Upaban Express’ train from Sylhet veered off the tracks after a culvert over the Barochhara Canal, 200 yards off Baramchal Railway Station, broke down.
Two of the coaches fell into the canal and one of them overturned.
Kulaura Rail Station local in-charge Dulal Chandra Das said the train was overloaded with passengers as the bus services on Dhaka-Sylhet Highway remained halted since June 18 as a bailey bridge at Shahabajpur in Sarail of Brahmanbaria district collapsed.
Two separate committees have been formed to investigate the incident.
The first committee headed by Mizanur Rahman, chief mechanical engineer (east),and the second committee by Mainul Islam, divisional transport officer of Dhaka division. Both the committee have has been asked to submit its report in the next three workdays.