Secretariat Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has inaugurated the ‘Benapole Express’ train, a new intercity train which will ply between Dhaka and Benapole.
The premier inaugurated the ‘Benapole Express’ train through a video conference from Ganobhaban here on Wednesday.
She also inaugurated the extension of Dhaka-Rajshahi non-stop intercity ‘Bonolata Express’ train services to Chapainawabganj.
Earlier, Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the service on April 25 last to boost rail connectivity with the northern districts.
The Benapole Express train with 896 seats in 12 compartments will travel between Benapole and Dhaka everyday with stopovers in Ishwardi, Jashore and Dhaka Airport stations.
The Benapole Express train will observe weekly holiday on Wednesday and Thursday. The train will leave Benapole at 1:00pm and reach Dhaka at 9:00pm, while it will depart Dhaka for Beanpole at 12:40am and reach the destination at 8:45 am.
The train’s ticket price has been fixed at Taka 534 (including vat) for Shovan chair, Taka 1,013 (including vat) for air conditioned seat and Taka 1,213 (including vat) for air conditioned cabin.
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