Dhaka-Cox’s Bazar train to start operation by Sept: Railway Minister
16 May 2023, 07:00 pm | Updated: 02 June 2023, 09:05 pm
Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan on Tuesday said that Dhaka-Cox's Bazar train will start operation by September this year.
The Minister revealed the information at the iconic station building in Cox’s Bazar during a visit to Dohazari-Cox’s Bazar rail line construction work.
He said, "Among the ten priority projects of the government, two are currently underway in the railway sector. The first one is the Padma bridge rail link project, and the second is Dohazari-Cox's Bazar new rail line construction project."
Responding to questions regarding the potential challenges posed by the Kalurghat bridge, the minister assured that an expert team is diligently working on the renovation of the bridge.
He said, "We have taken steps to renovate the bridge based on the recommendations of the expert team. There will be no obstacles to operating train once the necessary renovations are complete."
The Dohazari-Cox's Bazar railway construction project, funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), involves the construction of a new 101 km dual gauge single line connecting Dohazari to Cox's Bazar via Ramu.
Once completed, it will be connected with the Trans-Asian Railway Corridor.
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