Bangladesh Railway has decided to operate 19 more passenger trains from Sep 5.
The trains are Mahanagar Godhuli/Provati, Joyantika Express, Upaban Express, Turna Express, Mohanganj Express, Jamalpur Express, Drutojan Express, Dhumketu Express, Rangpur Express, Sirajganj Express, Mahananda Express (Khulna-Chapai), Chapai-Rahanpur Local, Mahananda Express (Rahanpur-Khulna), Padmarag Commuter, Naxikantha Express, Sagarika Commuter, Uttara Express, Mahuya Commuter and Betna Express, said a BR circular.
BR has also issued some instructions for smooth operations of passenger trains. Passengers will be able to collect tickets of intercity trains 10 days before their journey date. In order to ensure the social distancing, 50 percent tickets will be sold considering the coaches’ capacity.
BR will sell tickets of intercity trains online. Tickets will also be available on mobile apps. Meanwhile tickets of local, mail and commuter trains will be sold at stations from the set date
Sale of all types of standing tickets for intercity trains will remain stopped.
All intercity, commuter and mail trains will stop at Bimanbandar, Joydevpur and Narsinghdi stations from Sep 10.
BR has also decided to reintroduce some facilities to passengers such as providing food, blankets and pillows while travelling overnight in an AC berth.
On Mar 24, BR suspended operation of passenger trains to curb the spread of Covid-19.