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Sky lanterns on electric wires, metro rail operations halted for 2hrs

Update : 01 Jan 2023, 11:43

Dhaka metro rail authorities have suspended the metro rail services for two hours on January 2023 as sky lanterns got stuck on the railtrack’s overhead electricity wires during the New Year celebration from new year celebrations.

An official of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Ltd (DMTCL) said a huge number of doused sky lanterns were found stuck on the electrical wires of the metro rail in Mirpur area. For this, they are bound to keep the train stopped there.

MAN Siddique, managing director of DMTCL said that the train movement resumed after two hours as the sky lanterns were removed from the wires.

The movement of the trains had been stopped to avoid accidents.

However, the services resumed around 10:10am, said an official of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Ltd (DMTCL).

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