Sheikh Hasina Inaugurates ‘Sonar Bangla Express’


Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the “Sonar Bangla Express”, a direct inter-city train service, on the Dhaka-Chittagong route, on Saturday.

The train service was inaugurated at Kamalapur Railway Station at 11:30 a.m. local time. The 16-coach train reportedly will reach its destination in five hours and forty minutes.

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This is the second direct train service on the Dhaka-Chittagong route after another direct inter-city train “Suborno Express” which was launched on the route in 1998.