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Dhaka Tribune

‘Burimari Express’ to be inaugurated on December 1

  • PM to inaugurate 
  •  Five coaches already arrived at Lalmonirhat
Update : 20 Nov 2023, 11:23 PM

The railway authority confirms the commercial operations of a new train service, the “Burimari Express”, on the Dhaka-Burimari route will start from December 1.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the train service on that date.

The railway authorities decided to run the train service to ease the movement of tourists, businessmen, and local people.

Already, five coaches of the “Burimari Express” train reached Lalmonirhat in two phases on Sunday and Monday.

Following the long-cherished demand of the residents of Lalmonirhat, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina made a pledge to launch inter-city train services on October 19, 2011, while addressing a public rally held at Patgram Jashim Uddin Government College ground.

Local people said a train from Lalmonirhat, the ‘Lalmoni Express’ is operating in the district but it is not sufficient for the residents.

The residents of four upazilas of the district and those who travel to India through Burimari land port have been deprived for a long time from the train services. As a result, they have to depend on buses to communicate.

Burimari Chilar Bazar resident Abdul Momin said: “The suffering of people will end through the opening of the inter-city train service.”

Sumon Mia, a businessman who used to go to India on a regular basis, said: “A number of passport holders and traders used the route and the train service will play an important role in expanding the business between the two countries.”

Lalmonirhat Railway assistant commercial officer Jahangir Alam said: “Already five coaches of the train reached Lalmonirhat Station and the rest will come soon.”

He added: “The train will leave Lalmonirhat station from 9:10 am every day of the week, except Wednesday.”

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