Thursday, 23rd September 2021

Dhaka: Northern region rail link restored after 3hrs

Dhaka, Aug 9 (BAN/ AD): Amid Eid home goers rush there was a 3 hour halt as the Sundarban Express derailed around 1:30pm near the Bangabandhu Bridge in Tangail. Rail communications between Dhaka and northern-southern region have been restored three hours.

Masum Ali Khan Bangabandhu Bridge railway station (East) confirmed the issue. He added following restoration, the derailed Sundarban Express left for Khulna around 4:30pm on Friday.

Even before the rescue train had reached, Engineers had put the derailed compartment of the train back on tracks. Earlier, the intercity train went off the tracks near the Bangabandhu Bridge in Tangail after leaving Bangabandhu Bridge Railway Station (East) around 1:30pm, causing suspension of Dhaka’s rail links with the northern and southern parts of the country.

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