The long cherished Modern Khulna Railway Station will start its operation today.
The station will start it function with starting trip of a Dhaka-bound train ‘Chitra’ around 8:40am, said railway officials on Thursday.
Mayor of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) Talukder Abdul Khaleque, Parliament member of Khulna-2 constituency Mizanur Rahman Mizan and other public representatives, elite, leaders of different professional bodies, are expected to present in the opening ceremony.
The three storied railway station building comprising with three platforms, demarcation wall, 4,000 square meter car parking space, link corridor, footpath and roads, he said.
Besides, a beautiful garden, illumination, fire dousing system and modern hydrant have been set up at the station.
On January 26, 2014, the Executive Committee of Economic Council (ECNEC) approved the project involving cost of Tk 60 crore after changes its design for several times, he said. Construction works of the project started on April in 2015.