06 Jul 2022, 20:43
Update : 06 Jul 2022, 20:44

Railway west zone starts transporting sacrificial animals to Dhaka

RAJSHAHI, July 6, 2022 (BSS) - West Zone of Bangladesh Railway has started 
transporting sacrificial animals from Chapainawabganj to Dhaka via Rajshahi 
from today ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha.
On the opening day today, the special train started its journey from 
Chapainawabganj at 4.30 pm and it will reach Dhaka with around 100 cattle and 
100 goats, said Asim Kumar Talukder, General Manager of the zone.
He said the train service will be operated from July 6 to 8 and the operation 
will extend one day subject to demand. 
He said 20 cattle can be transported to Dhaka in a broad gauge wagon at a 
cost of Taka 11,830. Per kilometer fare for a wagon load of cattle head (20 
cattle heads) has been fixed at Taka 20.
The 343 kilometre long path from Rajshahi to Dhaka will cost Taka 6,860 for a 
wagon load of cattle heads. In addition, Taka 1,376 surcharge will be 
realised and Taka 2,574 terminal fare will be charged totaling Taka 11,830 
for carrying 20 cattle heads from Rajshahi to Dhaka.
Asim Talukder also said the decision has been taken to encourage marginal 
cattle farm owners to carry sacrificial animals easily and at a low cost to 
Dhaka based on the suggestion of the stakeholders.
He added that starting from Chapainawabganj, the special train would halt at 
six railway stations including Kakanhat, Rajshahi and Bangabandhu Bridge 
The covered wagons of the railway have sufficient windows allowing air 
inside. Moreover, the trains will run at night so that the animals being 
carried do not fall ill due to excessive heat at day time. 
Measures have been taken so that cattle and cattle traders would also be able 
to travel to their destinations in the same wagons. 
He informed, carrying sacrificial animals through the train will both save 
time and money for the cattle traders. 

Divisional Railway Manager of the zone Shahidul Islam said the thrust of this 
train is to transport cattle from the western part of the country to Dhaka, 
based on the demand from ranchers.

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