Dhaka: 11:51 PM, Mon, 14 Oct, 2019

PM to open ‘Benapole Express’ Wednesday

Amirul : risingbd.com
Publish on: 2019-07-16 7:41:25 PM     ||     Updated: 2019-07-17 4:52:27 PM

Secretariat Correspondent: Benapole Express, a new intercity train which will ply between Dhaka and Benapole, will start its journey tomorrow (Wednesday).

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the ‘Benapole Express’ train through a video conference from Ganobhaban here.

She will also inaugurate the extension of Dhaka-Rajshahi non-stop intercity ‘Bonolata Express’ train services to Chapainawabganj.

A source at the railway ministry came up with the information on Tuesday.

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 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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