Bangladesh is all set to undergo a ‘strict lockdown’ from Wednesday
Bangladesh Railway will operate eight special parcel trains on different routes to transport agricultural goods and other products during the countrywide lockdown to prevent the transmission of Covid-19.
Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon in a press briefing said the parcel trains will operate alongside the other freight trains amid the lockdown to keep people’s life uninturrpted.
Bangladesh is set to undergo a “strict lockdown” from Wednesday.
The ministry took the decision for continuing transportation of agricultural goods, he said adding that currently, Bangladesh Railway is transporting oil, fertilizers, and other goods.
Train on Dhaka-Sylhet route will start from Dhaka at 3:30pm and the return train will leave Sylhet at 6:45am the next day, on Chittagong-Sarishabari route train will leave Chittagong at 3 pm and the return train will leave Sarishabari at 5:30am the next day.
On Saturday, Monday, and Wednesday the train on the Khulna-Chilahati route will start from Khulna at 3:30pm and the return train will leave Chilahati at 3:30pm on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Another train will be operated on the Bir Muktijoddha Shirajul Islam to Dhaka route on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday