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Railway resumes full services

September 17, 2020 00:00:00

With all seats occupied, a train departs from Kamalapur Railway Station in the city on Wednesday as the state-owned railway operator removed coronavirus-induced seating restrictions, returning to normal train operation — FE photo

Bangladesh Railway started full-fledged operation on Wednesday after three and a half month services on limited scale due to coronavirus pandemic, reports UNB.

The Railways Ministry allowed trains to carry passengers at their full capacity from today.

All the trains have started journey to different destinations since the morning, Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan to UNB.

The government initially shut passenger trains to contain the spread of coronavirus on March 24.

It later allowed trains to run on condition that they follow health guidelines and carry 50 percent passengers to ensure physical distancing.

Bangladesh reported its first coronavirus cases on March 8 and the first death on March 18. The government declared general holiday from March 26 to contain transmission of the virus. It also shut down all local, mail and commuter train services.

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