PM to flag off ‘Benapole Express’ tomorrow


DHAKA, July 16, 2019 (BSS) – Benapole Express, a new intercity train to ply between capital Dhaka and country’s largest land port at Benapole, will start its journey tomorrow.

Prime Minister Shiekh Hasina will flag off the ‘Benapole Express’ train through a video conference from Ganobhaban here, said an official release of the railway ministry today.

She will also inaugurate 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 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.

The train’s ticket price has been fixed at Taka 500 for Shovan chair, Taka 1,000 for air conditioned seat and Taka 1,200 for air conditioned 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.