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Special Mango Train To Start Operation On June 10

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To carry mangoes from Chapainawabganj and Rajshahi to Dhaka, Bangladesh Railway is set to launch the Special Mango Train on June 10 for the fifth consecutive year. This time the train will run through the Padma Bridge. The train will leave Chapainawabganj at 4pm and reach Dhaka at 2:15am.

The matter was confirmed at a seminar at Rajshahi Divisional Commissioner's office on Saturday. 

Rail Minister Zillul Hakim revealed plans for the train while discussing mango transport from the Rajshahi Division to different districts in the country during a seminar on Saturday.

“Approximately 28.83 tonnes of mangoes can be transported in the five train carriages,” the rail minister said at the Rajshahi Divisional Commissioner’s office.

“The mango special train will stop at 15 stations, including Chapainawabganj, Rajshahi, Abdulpur, Ishwardi, Poradah, Rajbari, Faridpur, and Bhanga, along the way,” he said. “The train will reach Dhaka at 2:15am.”

Regarding the fees for the train, Zillul said mangoes will cost Tk 1.47 per kg to transport from Chapainawabganj, Tk 1.43 per kg from Rajshahi, Tk 1.31 per kg Ishwardi and Tk 1.19 from Poradah.

Rajshahi Divisional Commissioner Dewan Muhammad Humayin Kabir chaired the seminar while Rajshahi-22 MP Md Shafiqur Rahman and Natore-1 MP Md Abul Kalam were among the other guests.

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