Railway Minister M Nurul Islam Sujon said the government has taken an initiative to build a separate rail bridge over the Jamuna River, reports BSS.
He made the remarks on Monday while visiting the construction works of the 3rd and 4th line of the Dhaka-Tongi rail line and the Tongi-Joydebpur dual gauge double rail line.
The projects is being implemented under the finance of the Indian government, said a press release.
“Initiatives have been taken to build the ‘Bangabandhu Rail Bridge’ over the Jamuna River… It will make the journey easier for passengers”, Sujon said.
The minister also said several railway development projects are underway as the government has taken steps to transform the railway sector into an advanced one, added the release.
While asked about the new route, the minister told the journalists that, “The Tongi railway route is very important, but sometimes it gets busier than usual resulting in schedule upheaval… the new Tongi-Joydebpur route will work as a solution to the problem”.
Later, he left Joydebpur station in a special ‘Ganker’ to inspect the actual situation of rail communication on his way to Dhaka, added the release.
State Minister of Youth and Sports Zahid Ahsan Russell, Additional Director General (Infrastructure) of Bangladesh Railway Khandakar Shahidul Islam and Additional Director General (Rolling Stock) Faruk Ahmed, among others, were present during the visit.