Dohazari-Cox’s Bazar rail route to open December 2022: Railways minister
A new rail route from Chattogram's Dohazari to Cox's Bazar will open on December 16 the next year, Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan said today.
The minister disclosed this information to reporters while visiting the working progress of the project at the iconic station building's construction site in Cox's Bazar, a press release said.
The project implementation has been delayed by six months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, the project inauguration has been fixed for December next year, the minister said.
If the new rail link opens, many tourists will visit Cox's Bazar, he said.
There are multiple projects going on in Cox's Bazar to boost the economy and another rail link stretching 18 kilometres will be built from Chakaria to Matarbari, the minister added.
A 100-kilometre single line dual gauge railway on Dohazari-Cox's Bazar route is being constructed with a progress of 62 percent.
Cox's Bazar-3 constituency lawmaker Saimum Sarwar Komol, project Director Mafijur Rahman, and Bangladesh Railway General Manager (East zone) Zahangir Hossain were present during the event among others.