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1st high speed train ‘Bonolota Express’ to run from Thursday

Amirul : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-04-24 8:29:39 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-04-25 9:06:23 AM

Secretariat Correspondent: A non-stop intercity train named ‘Bonolota Express’ is going to be inaugurated tomorrow (Thursday) on Rajshahi-Dhaka route to meet up the long-cherished demands of people of the region.

Md. Shariful Alam, senior information officer at the Railways Ministry, came up with the information on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the train service through video conference from Dhaka tomorrow morning, Shariful Alam said.

It will be the country’s first ultramodern and high speed train, he added.

The 928 seated ultramodern and high speed train with 12 coaches including two air-conditioned chairs and seven non-air conditioned chairs will be running on the route without any stoppage between Dhaka and Rajshahi, he said.

The train will start from Rajshahi at 7:00 am and reach Kamalapur Railway Station by 11:40 am. It will leave at 1:15 pm and reach Rajshahi at 6:00 pm. The train will run with some modern facilities like bio-toilet, recliner chair, Wi-Fi and led display, Shariful Alam said.

The forthcoming train will run every day except Friday.

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