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Train service resumes on Dhaka-Northern route


Published : 28 May 2022 09:12 PM

Rescue workers removed two comperments along with the engine of the derailed Panchagarh Express at Kaliakair in Gazipur around 10am on Saturday. When the derailed train was removed, the train started running after 12 hours. As a result, train movement between Dhaka and North Bengal gradually became normal.

According to railway authorities, police and passengers, two bogies along with the engine of the Dhaka-bound Panchagarh Express train derailed at Mouchak area of Kaliakair upazila on the Joydebpur-Rajshahi railway line around 10pm on Friday. As a result, Joydebpur, Mouchak, Kaliakair high-tech seats, Mirzapur in Tangail and various railway stations in North Bengal, passengers fell into extreme misery. 

Upon receiving the news, the rescue workers went to the spot at night and started the rescue operation. They tried to remove the derailed train around 10 am on Saturday. 

The trains started moving after about 12 hours. As a result, train movement between Dhaka and North Bengal is gradually becoming normal. The railway authorities have formed a committee to investigate the 

incident.

Pakshi Railway Divisional Manager Md Shahidul Islam said the relief train was called from Dhaka Division after the Panchagarh Express derailed. We then had railway officials from Pakshi visit the spot. 

Besides, a four-member committee headed by the Divisional Transport Officer of the Railways has been formed to find out the cause of the accident. They have been asked to submit their investigation report within the next 3 working days.