Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan has said that Bangladesh will increase rail connectivity with the neighbouring countries will be increased.
The government will increase internal railway tracks as well, said the minister while speaking at a ‘Meet-the-Press’ programme at Railway Bhaban in Dhaka on Sunday.
“The government has plans to build a railway network with Myanmar. Then, it will be easier to connect China through railways. And eventually, Bangladesh will be connected with Thailand and Malaysia through Trans Asian route,” minister Sujan said.
Other than that, the Padma Rail Link and Dohazari-Cox’s Bazar-Gundum Rail Line of the ten fast-track mega projects of the Prime Minister’s Delta Plan, will be completed soon, said the minister.
Nurul Islam also said that the feasibility study of the hi-speed train service on Dhaka-Chattogram route is being carried out.
“To make the railway sector a profitable one, carrying of goods will be prioritised alongside passenger transport,” he said.
A total of 240 new coaches will be added so that the number of trains can be increased, said the minister.
“The government is also committed to rooting out ticket sales in the black market,” said Nurul Islam adding that the railway sector will be made more service oriented.