The plan to run Narayanganj-Dhaka-Chattogram high-speed train is going to see light officials said.
They said the Bangladesh Railway (BR) has decided in principle to construct a dedicated cord-line between the three cities for operating trains at a speed of 160km/hour, they added.
The planning ministry recently has approved a Tk 15.07-crore project for carrying out a study and detail design to introduce electric train service for the first time in the country.
The development came more than six years after Bangladesh Railway took the initiative and over five years after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina gave the directive to introduce the system, which is considered cost-effective and environment-friendly.
Now, BR has to conduct the study and detail design within April 2023. If the study finds that operation of such trains is viable, BR would take on another project to electrify the route, said the sources.
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