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Special cattle train on Chapainawabganj-Dhaka route

Update : 29 Jun 2022, 11:25

The Ministry of Railways has decided to operate a special cattle train to transport sacrificial animals ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.

Asim Kumar Talukder, general manager of Western Railway (Rajshahi), told UNB that Bangladesh Railway will operate the train from July 6-8, reports UNB.

The transportation cost of each cow has been fixed at Tk591.5, he added.

This is the second consecutive time that the west zone of Bangladesh Railway will run a special cattle train on the Chapainawabganj-Dhaka route via Rajshahi.

Obaidullah, assistant station master of Chapainawabganj Railway Station, said the cattle wagons - each with a carrying capacity of 20 animals - will depart from Chapainawabganj station at 4:30pm and reach Tejgaon around 3am.

Eid-ul-Azha is expected to be celebrated in around a fortnight’s time in Bangladesh, depending on the sighting of the moon.

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