Bangladesh Railway’s “mango train” to run from June 13

Like in previous years, Bangladesh Railway (BR) is going to operate a “special mango train” this year too – to facilitate transport of mangoes at a lower cost.

A not-so-smart proposal for an offshore smart city

In an unprecedented move, the parliamentary standing committee on housing and public works ministry has directly recommended a major development project—to build an offshore smart city claiming land from the Bay of Bengal—directly to the prime minister.

Does Dhaka need underground metro or subway?

The government has been working on building 258km of underground rail to ease up the traffic of Dhaka city. This plan consists of 11 different subway routes in Dhaka by 2050. Urban planners have called the project "costly" and "ambitious." They are saying that the project will not bring any positive change in the traffic congestion of the capital.

Offshore Smart City: Can a parliamentary committee recommend a project to PM without due diligence?

Can a parliamentary standing committee recommend a project directly to the prime minister without any due diligence? The law explicitly does not permit it.

100km rail lines damaged by flood

Western Railway Zone needs over Tk 20 crore to repair around 100km of rail lines damaged by the recent flood in Dinajpur, Rangpur, Lalmonirhat, Kurigram and Thakurgaon, said Bangladesh Railway officials on Monday.

World’s longest rail tunnel to open

The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel is to be officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work.

2 crushed by train in Dhaka

Two people were crushed under the wheels of trains in separate incidents in Dhaka.

Jamalpur Railway Station / Tickets sold on black market

Banker Rehan Ahmed rushed to Jamalpur after his grandmother passed away last month. Spending some days there, he went to the local railway station to buy the next day's ticket to the capital. But all he got was disappointed.

Dhaka-Mymensingh rail link snapped

The Dhaka-Mymensingh rail communication snapped this morning after the engine of a commuter train detached at Sreepur upazila in Gazipur.

May 30, 2015
May 30, 2015

Modi speeds up capital spending in April to push growth

Prime Minister Modi ramps up spending on roads, railways and rural infrastructure in April to boost economic growth, after $19 billion in cuts brought public investment shuddering to a halt at the end of the last fiscal year.

February 26, 2015
February 26, 2015

Indian railways to get $137bn boost

India's government announces plans to invest $137bn (£88bn) in its ageing railway network over the next five years