BSS-44 PM to inaugurate `Benapole Express’ on July 17





PM to inaugurate `Benapole Express’ on July 17

JESSORE, July 9, 2019 (BSS) – A new train service is going to be commissioned between capital city Dhaka and country’s largest land port Benapole to facilitate the passengers to travel comfortably in less time.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to flag off the train on July 17 through a video conference, according to the officials of the Bangladesh Railway (BR).

The train with 896 seats in 12 compartments will travel between Benapole and Dhaka everyday with a stopover in Ishwardi and Dhaka Airport stations.

The train will leave Benapole at 11.30am and reach Dhaka at 7pm while it will depart Dhaka for Beanpole at 12.30am and reach the destination at 8 am, officials said.

Ticket price of Shovan chair of the train has been fixed at Taka 500 while Taka 1000 for air condition seat and Taka 1,200 for air condition cabin.

The coaches of the train were procured from Indonesia and already have gone for trial. People will be able to avail the train service during their coming Eid journey.

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