Laksam-Cumilla dual-gauge double line train service inaugurated
Published : Saturday, 25 September, 2021 at 9:32 PM Count : 272
Railway Minister M Nurul Islam Sujan on Saturday inaugurated 45-kilometer dual gauge double line at Laksam-Cumilla section.
"The prime minister formed a separate ministry in 2011 to revive the railway. There are many projects underway in the railways at present," he told the inaugural function at Cumilla Railway Station.
"Single lines are being converted into double lines in phases. New bridges are being built. Connections are being provided in areas of the country where there is no rail connection," he said.
The minister mentioned that a new railway line will be launched in Cox's Bazar in December 2022.
A railway bridge is being constructed over the river Jamuna, which will be operational in 2024.
Highlighting the number of projects undertaken for development of rail ways, he also said that rail lines in Padma Bridge will connect Dhaka to Jashore and a new railway line was being constructed from Khulna to Mongla.
The minister further said that a broad gauge will be built later from Akhaura to Tongi. In future, the Dhaka-Chattogram route will be upgraded to dual gauge double line, he added.
Meanwhile, a new 72km dual gauge railway line was being constructed in Akhaura-Laksam section and the existing 72km gauge line was being converted into dual gauge.
Calling for raising public awareness against throwing stones at trains, the minister said some miscreants were making a rail journey unsafe.
"Around 125 luggage vans will be procured and initiatives have been taken to transport agricultural products. As a result, farmers will be able to supply their produce at affordable prices across the country," he said.