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2,700 Ansar recruited for railway security

  • Six intercity trains operation suspended
  • Four non-important night trains operation suspended
  • Shortened journey of inter-city Jamuna Express
Update : 22 Dec 2023, 07:15 PM

Railway authorities have appointed 2,700 Ansar members from the Ministry of Home Affairs to start patrolling on the lines to prevent vandalism and increase security.

Shafiqur Rahman, divisional manager (Dhaka) at Bangladesh Railway, gave this information at a press conference at Kamalapur railway station on Friday.

Earlier, Asim Kumar Talukder, the general manager of Bangladesh Railway (west zone), announced that some night trains in the western region will be suspended to avoid vandalism.

In a press conference, Shafiqur Rahman said: “Bangladesh Railway has suspended the operation of four non-important trains running at night and shortened the journey of the inter-city Jamuna Express to avoid sabotage. At the same time, 2,700 Ansar members have been appointed for the security of railways, before each train starts from Dhaka.”

Meanwhile, Bangladesh Railway has suspended the operation of six intercity trains to avoid sabotage during the ongoing blockade.

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