Bangladesh-India trains: BR to start selling tickets from tomorrow
Bangladesh Railway (BR) will start selling tickets from 8:00am tomorrow (May 24, 2022) for three trains to be operated between Bangladesh and India.
Tickets for Maitree Express and Mitali Express would be sold from Dhaka's Kamalapur and Chattogram railway stations, Nahid Hossain Khan, director (public relations) of BR told The Daily Star tonight.
Tickets for Bandhan Express would be sold from Khulna and Jashore railway stations, he added.
Passenger train services between Bangladesh and India will resume on May 29 after a long break of more than two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mitali Express, however, will start running from June 1.
The decision regarding the dates were finalised at an inter-ministerial meeting at the Rail Bhaban yesterday (May 22, 2022).
Before the suspension of services in March 2020, Maitree Express ran on Dhaka-Kolkata route for five days a week while Bandhan Express on Khulna-Kolkata route twice a week.
Mitali Express will ply between Dhaka and New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal four days a week.
Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan, who is expected to visit India soon, and Indian Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw will jointly flag off the new train virtually from the Rail Bhavan in New Delhi, railway sources said.