Letter To the Editor
Development in railway sector
Rail the safest and cheapest mode of transport in the country. In spite of its being the most convenient mode of communication, railway in this country has never been exposed to its true potential. With its basic infrastructure tracing back more than a hundred years, it has suffered more negligence than perhaps any service sector since independence. The all-important move to activate the sector took place in the mid-eighties when for the first time some dynamic steps led to substantial revamping, resulting in remarkable improvement in terms of increased number of locomotives, introduction of inter-city trains with a reasonably good maintenance of time-tables, near-perfect ticketing arrangements, improved signaling and so on. But shockingly, the drive was short-lived and in little over a decade, the entire sector was left to wear out, as though deliberately orchestrated by a scheme of wrong-doings. Scores of development projects were shelved or abandoned halfway without any follow-up.
So I request the legal authority to notice the main problem of the railway system and solve the problem. It is the high time to modernize the railway sector.
Shovan Deb Biswas
Student, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University