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11 pairs of special trains for Bishwa Ijtema


11 pairs of special trains for Bishwa Ijtema

Bangladesh Railway (BR) will operate 11 pairs of special trains for the devotees of Bishwa Ijtema-2024, local media reported.

Bangladesh Railway will launch 11 pairs of special trains on the occasion of Bishwa Ijtema, Railways Minister Md Zillul Hakim on Tuesday (Jan 23) announced this at a view-exchange-meeting with journalists at Rail Bhaban in Dhaka.

Of these, a pair of trains named 'Jumma Special-2' will ply on the Dhaka-Tongi-Dhaka route on Feb 2 and 9. Another 'Special-1' pair of trains will run on Jamalpur-Tongi route on Feb 3 and 10. 

On the occasion of Akheri Munajat slated for Feb 4 and 11, special trains will run on different routes.

Besides, five pairs of special trains will run on Dhaka-Tongi-Dhaka route, one pair on Tongi-Mymensingh-Tongi route and one special train on Tongi-Tangail-Tongi route. Two pairs of special trains will run on Ishwardi-Tongi-Ishwardi route.

The minister also said from Feb 1-4 and Feb 8-11, all intercity, mail and commuter trains bound for Dhaka will stop at Tongi station for three minutes.

On Feb 4 and Feb 11, all intercity, mail and commuter trains, excepting Suborna, Sonar Bangla, Cox's Bazar and Parjatak Express will make three minutes stopover at Tongi station.

The minister, however, said all Intercity Mail or Express and Local trains will be provided with additional coaches as per coach availability and passengers' demand.

The first phase of Biswa Ijtema will be held on Feb 2, 3 and 4, while the second phase will be held on Feb 9, 10 and 11.

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