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New schedule for Dhaka Metro rail announced


New schedule for Dhaka Metro rail announced

The metro rail will run for an additional hour from the 16th day of the upcoming month of Ramadan, MAN Siddique, Managing Director of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Ltd (DMTCL) said on Sunday (Mar 10). The last train from Motijheel will leave at 9:40 p.m. and the last train from Uttara North at 9:00 p.m., he told media. However, the counters selling tickets will close at 9:00 p.m. According to the authorities, trains will leave every eight minutes, instead of 10 minutes, from 2:00 p.m. from the first Ramadan.

Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL) has introduced a new schedule for metro rail in the upcoming Ramadan. There will be no change in metro rail timings for the first 15 days of Ramadan. However, in the last 15 days of Ramadan, the train's operating time will increase by one hour from both ends. The last metro train will leave Uttara at 9:20 p.m. in the last 15 days of Ramadan. The last train from Motijheel will go to Uttara at 9:40 p.m. DMTCL Managing Director MAN Siddique made the announcement at a press conference at the DMTCL conference room in the city's Eskaton area on Sunday, an official release said.

Currently, the last metro train from Uttara to Motijheel leaves at 8pm, while the last train from Motijheel to Uttara leaves at 8:40 p.m.

According to the metro rail authorities, trains will leave every eight minutes, instead of 10 minutes, from 2:00pm from the first Ramadan.

Siddique said commuters can carry 250ml of water bottles before and after Iftar on metro rail but in that case, the water bottle should be dumped into designated bins. He also said that no food would be allowed inside the trains.

According to the new timing, till 15th Ramadan, metro trains from Uttara North to Motijheel would be operated every 10 minutes from 7:10 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., every eight minutes from 7:31 a.m. to 11:36 a.m., every 12 minutes from 11:37 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and every eight minutes from 2:01 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Trains from Motijheel to Uttara North will be available every 10 minutes from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., every eight minutes from 8:01 a.m. to 12:08 p.m., every 12 minutes from 12:09 p.m. to 2:40 p.m., and every eight minutes from 2:41 p.m. to 8:40 pm.

Meanwhile, metro rail services will be closed on the day of Eid-ul-Fitre.

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