As the Ministry of Railways has decided to reduce the train fare in Dhaka to Bhanga rail route at Tk 115, the new train fare of the intercity train (non-AC) stands at Tk 235, which was Tk 350. With the decision, Tk 115 has been saved for a train passenger as the previous fare of the intercity train (non-AC) was Tk 350, said a press release on Tuesday (Oct 31).
Earlier, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the new train service on Dhaka-Bhanga route through the Padma Bridge on Oct 10 this year. However, Passenger-train service will be available from Nov 1.
Bangladesh Railway Director General Md Quamrul Ahsan said that fare has been reduced considering the convenience of train-passengers.
According to rail sources, initially, two trains – Sundarban Express and Benapole Express – will run on the route.
The Sundarban Express train will go from Dhaka to Khulna via Bhanga, Rajbari, Kushtia and Jashore.
The other will go to Benapole following the same route.
The number of trains is expected to increase by the end of November, the sources added.