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Burimari Express starts operation on Tuesday

  • A notification was issued
  • Train would move between Lalmonirhat, Dhaka
Update : 12 Mar 2024, 04:16 PM

The operations of Burimari Express, a new intercity train, is being launched on the Dhaka-Burimari route on Tuesday amid much enthusiasm and festivity of the train-loving people of Gaibandha and Lalmonirhat districts.

A notification signed by Salauddin Ahmed, deputy secretary (additional charge) of the Railways Ministry, was issued on Friday.

The train's name is Burimari Express, but it will not go to Burimari. The train would move between Lalmonirhat and Dhaka. But, a shuttle train would move between Burimari and Lalmonirhat daily to help the people of Burimari, Patgram,  Barokhata, Hatibandha, and Tushbhandar of Lalmonirhat district to catch the train in Lalmonirhat station.

Similarly, the shuttle train would go to Burimari, taking the passengers of the express touching/giving intervals at the stations of Lalmonirhat district, sources said.

As per schedule, the express train would start for Dhaka from Lalmonirhat at 9.10pm, and it would reach Dhaka at 7am next day.

On the other hand, the train would start for Lalmonirhat from Dhaka at 8.30am and would reach Lalmonirhat 6.30pm.

The stations where the express would give intervals are Biman Bandar, Ishwardi bypass, Natore, Santahar junction, Bogura, Bonarpara, Gaibandha, and Kawnia.

Tuesday is the off day in case of being up ( Dhaka-Lalmonirhat), and Monday is the off day in case of down (Lalmonirhat-Dhaka.)

All preparations had already been completed to inaugurate the express at Lalmonirhat station at 6.30pm, sources said, adding: "High officials concerned of Bangladesh Railways have come to Lalmonirhat to participate in the inaugural ceremony of the express.

Tanmoy Ahmed Nayon, a journalist, said the express is preparing to leave Burimari for Lalmonirhat then, after ending all formalities, it would start for Dhaka from Lalmonirhat at 6.30pm.

On October 19, 2011, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina assured introducing an express train between Burimari and Dhaka routes while inspecting the Dahagram-Angarpota and Tin Bigha corridors.

Accordingly, the express is being launched on Tuesday.

The train-loving people of Gaibandha are in excitement and happy mode as a new express is going to add to the fleet of intercity trains in the route.

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