03 November 2023, 07:21 PM
For the first time, a train is going directly from Chittagong to Cox’s Bazar to inspect the construction work and check whether there are any defects. The train will leave Chittagong station with eight coaches and one engine at 8 am on Sunday (November 5). It will have the officials of the Railway Inspection Department.
According to railway sources, the train will reach Dohazari station at 9 am on Sunday. After that it will leave for Cox’s Bazar. The train is scheduled to reach Cox’s Bazar at 5 pm that day. The officials of the Directorate of Inspection of Railways will be stationed at Cox’s Bazar. The team will visit Cox’s Bazar railway station yard on November 6. The team will leave for Chittagong at 7 am on November 7.
Government Railway Inspector Ruhul Quader Azad said that the team of railway inspection office will go from Chittagong to Cox’s Bazar by train on Sunday. Meanwhile, under construction Dohazari-Cox’s Bazar railway line and various stations will be inspected. It will be checked for errors.
Dohazari-Cox’s Bazar railway project director Subaktgin said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the Dohazari-Cox’s Bazar railway line on November 11. On November 7, the experimental train will run on this route.
Earlier on October 16, Railway Minister visited Dohazari-Cox’s Bazar railway line. Nurul Islam. The minister went to Cox’s Bazar from Dohazari in a trolley that day. At that time he informed the reporters that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the new railway line on November 12. After that, the railway authorities said that the inauguration ceremony has been scheduled a day ahead on November 11.
It is reported that the 100 km railway construction project from Dohazari to Cox’s Bazar via Ramu was approved by Ekne on July 6, 2010. The construction of this railway started in 2018. The project was scheduled to expire on June 30, 2022. Later, the duration of the project was extended up to 30 June 2024. The cost is estimated at 18 thousand 34 crore 48 lakh taka. Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing loan support for the project. However, even though the duration of the project has increased, the cost has not increased. The work of this project is going on in full swing and it is going to be completed before the scheduled time.
On 27 April 2016, the project was included as a ‘Fast Track Project’. If the railway is built, Bangladesh will join the Trans-Asian Railway Corridor with Myanmar and China.