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Dhaka, August 18: After a long hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, 36 pairs of intercity trains have started operating from August 11. On Thursday (August 19), 12 more pairs of intercity and 24 pairs of commuter, local and DEMU (Diesel Electric Multiple Units) trains will run.
Dhaka, August 11: The launch will operate with 100 percent passengers from Wednesday. The extra fare for the launch has been withdrawn. The decision was taken at a meeting at the secretariat on Tuesday (August 10). State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury gave this information at the end of the meeting.
Dhaka, July 23: All types of passenger transport on roads, ships and railways will be closed during the hard lockdown- which has started from 6 am on July 23- to stem the increase in virus transmission and cut down health risks.
Dhaka, July 14: After remaining suspended for more that 45 days, long-distance buses will run again from tonight. The ticket sale has started at the counters in Dhaka's Gabtoli.
Dhaka, July 14: From Thursday (July 15), 38 pairs of intercity and 19 pairs of mail or commuter trains will run on different routes to different destinations in the country. This time train tickets will be available only online.
Dhaka, July 13: According to the health rules, trains will run from July 15 (Thursday) with hald capacity (leaving half the seats vacant). In this case train tickets will be sold online. No tickets will be given at the counter, said Railway Minister Md. Nurul Islam Sujan.
Dhaka, June 8: A total of 19 pairs of intercity and 10 pairs of commuter (including local) trains will run from tomorrow (Wednesday) across the country, including the capital. With this, the number of intercity trains will be 37 pairs and the number of commuter trains will be 14 pairs, which means more than 100 trains will run across the country from Wednesday (June 9).
Dhaka, May 26: Cyclone Yaas, which formed in the Bay of Bengal, is moving towards the Odisha-West Bengal coast of India. As a result, the BIWTA has announced the closure of inland routes due to hostile weather.
Dhaka, May 25: Launches have resumed on the Banglabazar-Shimulia waterway after a long 49-day lockdown. Passengers were relieved as the launch service started. Passengers bound for Dhaka started crossing the launch from 6 am on Monday.
Dhaka, April 16: All types of public transport are closed due to strict restrictions to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus epidemic. Although public transport is closed, three-wheeled transport rickshaws are ruling the empty roads of the capital.
Dhaka, April 3: Public transport is transporting 50 percent passengers while leaving seats vacant to prevent coronavirus infection. It is also taking 60 percent more fare from the passengers and due to the crisis of public transport, people are suffering. In such a situation, Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) is preparing to unload 60 double-decker buses.
Dhaka, April 1: The launch deck fare has been increased by 60 per cent in the wake of government directives to transport half the capacity passengers in the event of a coronavirus infection. However, cabin rent will not increase.
Dhaka, April 1: The Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has banned the transport of passengers on motorcycles for two weeks due to the deteriorating coronavirus situation in the country. The matter was announced in an office order signed by BRTA Deputy Director (Engineering Branch) Bimalendu Chakma on Wednesday (March 31st).
Dhaka, March 30: Bangladesh Railway has said that 50 percent passengers will be transported in all trains from April 1.
Dhaka, March 30: The government has decided to increase fares by 60 percent on public transport as it will be carrying half the capacity of passengers to ensure physical distance to prevent coronavirus infection. The decision will take effect from tomorrow (Wednesday) and will remain in force for the next two weeks.