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AIR Photos with the setting off of the Maitree Express train from Dhaka on Sunday, the passenger train service between Bangladesh and India was restarted after a two-year hiatus. Dhirendra Nath Mazumder, director general of Bangladesh Railways, flagged off the train at Dhaka Cantonment station with more than 170 passengers on board. Additionally, he presented the train coaches’ coaches with flowers to welcome the passengers.

On Sunday, the Bandhan Express service between Kolkata and Khulna was restarted with the train’s flagging off in Kolkata. Around 9.45 a.m. local time, it arrived at Benapole train station.

On June 1, the railway ministers of Bangladesh and India will jointly flag off the recently introduced Mitali Express between New Jalpaiguri and Dhaka. On Sunday and Wednesday at 11.45 IST, the biweekly train departs from New Jalpaiguri and arrives at Dhaka Cantonment at 22.30 BST. No commercial stops will be made on the railway between Dhaka and New Jalpaiguri. It will include two luggage cum generator trucks, four AC chair cars, and four first class AC seating coaches.

The train will run from Dhaka Cantonment on its return trip, departing every Monday and Thursday at 21.50 BST. At 07.15 IST the next morning, it will arrive at New Jalpaiguri station in India.


Link: https://newsonair.gov.in/News?title=Bangladesh-India-passenger-train-services-resume-after-two-years&id=441810


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