Bangladesh Railway

Proper feasibility study a must for railway projects

That Bangladesh Railway (BR) has been a loss-incurring entity for almost a decade is not news.

Rajbari-Tungipara: A lone train operating on Tk 2,110cr line!

Bangladesh Railway had taken up a project in 2010 to bring Tungipara of Gopalganj under the railway network without carrying out any feasibility study.

13 railway projects: Cost overrun up to 260pc, time 9.5 years

Bangladesh Railway in October 2007 took up a project to construct a new station building in Khulna and enhance the operational capacity of the Benapole Station.

Dhaka's rail link restored after nearly 5 hours as workers withdraw blockade

Workers take up position in front of Rail Bhaban to press home demands

Faridpur-Magura Rail Link: Poor monitoring to blame for slow pace

After observing the slow pace of a project under which rail tracks are being laid on a 19km stretch between Faridpur and Magura, a report prepared by a government body has accused the railway authorities of serious lacking in their monitoring.

Padma Bridge Rail Link Project: Railway seeks one-year extension on loan tenure

Bangladesh Railway (BR) is seeking a one-year extension on its loan tenure for the Padma Bridge Rail Link Project as a means to avoid upward cost revisions resulting from hassles in clearing payments after the task is complete.

Eviction without rehabilitation is deeply irresponsible

The need for development cannot override the moral imperative to protect the marginalised

Railway tracks bent again in Brahmanbaria

Due to excessive heat, the rail line in Brahmanbaria's Sadar upazila has been bent again. According to the Brahmanbaria Railway Station master Rafiqul Islam, the incident happened on Saturday around 10:30am in the Dariapur area.

Saidpur railway workshop starved of manpower, funds

While the government aims to expand railway services across Bangladesh, the country’s largest locomotive workshop in Saidpur of Nilphamari is still unable to operate at full capacity as it lacks adequate manpower, funds and machinery.

March 28, 2023
March 28, 2023

Sonamasjid land port to be brought under rail network

Bangladesh Railway is looking to build a new rail line to bring Sonamasjid land port under the country’s rail network.

March 25, 2023
March 25, 2023

Improve safety at 2,000 level crossings

With more than two-thirds of the 3,111 level crossings in the country considered unsafe, a government survey has recommended improving safety features of around 2,000 rail crossings.

March 1, 2023
March 1, 2023

Mixed reactions as BR starts implementing new ticketing system

While many passengers welcomed the initiative, taken by BR to prevent black marketing of tickets, others, especially those of lower income groups, found the process very complicated

February 28, 2023
February 28, 2023

Fanfare as train tickets available a day before journey

"It is like a dream that AC tickets are available online even just a day before the departure date ... Earlier, we had to book tickets four to five days before the departure date to travel to and from Chattogram"

February 13, 2023
February 13, 2023

4 key railway lines likely to open before polls

Chattogram-Cox's Bazar rail line, Khulna-Mongla rail line, Dhaka-Bhanga section of the Padma Bridge Rail Link, and Akhaura-Laksam double line are supposed to significantly improve communications

February 12, 2023
February 12, 2023

Joydebpur-Ishwardi double line not before 2028

After China abruptly withdrew from its role of financier of the Joydebpur-Ishwardi Double Line Project a couple of years ago, Bangladesh Railway (BR) is now reviving it with Japanese assistance.

January 25, 2023
January 25, 2023

‘Special train’ for Awami League, ‘transport strike’ for BNP

Why should two political parties of the same nation receive polar opposite treatments?

January 19, 2023
January 19, 2023

Locomotive workshop facing worker, fund shortages

Although Bangladesh Railway has expanded its efforts to provide rail transport in more areas of the country, its central locomotive workshop in Parbatipur upazila of Dinajpur is unable to operate at full force owing to a shortage of workers and funds.

January 12, 2023
January 12, 2023

Dhaka-Ctg Rail Link: Project on cards to build chord line

Bangladesh Railway is moving forward with its plan to build a chord line from Dhaka to Cumilla via Narayanganj to shorten the distance between the capital and the port city.

December 6, 2022
December 6, 2022

Bangladesh Railway misfiring on all cylinders

Past high time for railway sector to face the music for its irregularities

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