'Parjatak Express' begins journey with 785 passengers
Dhaka, Jan 10: A second non-stop intercity train 'Parjatak Express' has been added to Dhaka-Cox's Bazar-Dhaka new railway route. This new train started its journey from Dhaka's Kamalapur railway station at 6:15 am on Wednesday. As many as 785 passengers went from Dhaka to Cox's Bazar in the first journey of this new train.
According to Bangladesh Railway sources, the fare of non-AC class 'Shovan Chair' seats from Kamalapur to Cox's Bazar is Tk 695. AC class 'Snigdha' seat fare including VAT is Tk 1,325. The same fare is fixed from the airport station as well. From Dhaka (Kamalapur) to Chittagong station, non-AC class 'Shovan Chair' seat fare is Tk 450 and AC class 'Snigdha' seat fare is Tk 855 inclusive of VAT. Same fare from airport station too. Besides, the fare of non-AC class 'Shovan Chair' seats from Chittagong to Cox's Bazar station is Tk 250. AC class 'Snigdha' seat fare is fixed at Tk 470 inclusive of VAT. The same fare rate will be applicable on the return journey from Cox's Bazar.
Parjatak Express train number 815 to Dhaka and train number 816 to Cox's Bazar. The train will have a total of 16 coaches. Total seats are 785. Cox's Bazar railway station has been identified as a train wreck site. Watering, servicing and cleaning of the train will be done there. The train is closed weekly on Sunday. Train number 815 will leave Cox's Bazar station at 8 pm and reach Chittagong station at 10:50 pm. The train will leave Chittagong station at 11:15 pm with a break of 25 minutes. Then it will reach Dhaka (Kamalapur) railway station non-stop at 4:30 am.
On the other hand, train number 816 will leave Kamalapur railway station at 6:15 am and reach the airport station at 6:38 am. It will leave the airport station at 6:43 AM with a break of 5 minutes. Then it will reach Chittagong non-stop at 11:20 am. It will leave Chittagong station at 11:40 am with a break of 20 minutes. Will reach Cox's Bazar station at 3 pm. In this case, the total travel time from Dhaka to Cox's Bazar by train will take 9 hours and 15 minutes. The journey time from Cox's Bazar to Dhaka will take 8 hours 30 minutes.