Bangladesh Railway on Sunday resumed the services of 13-pair of trains on different routes.
Among these trains 12-pair are intercity and one is a commuter train.
With these trains, the railway has now resumed the service of 30-pair of trains with 50 per cent passengers against the capacity amid COVID-19 pandemic situation.
The railway is scheduled to resume the services of all 50-pair intercity trains by August.
During a visit at Kamalapur railway station Sunday, railways minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan said that they had asked the authorities concerned to ensure train movement after maintaining health guidelines and social distancing.
The 13-pair trains are——‘Parabat Express’ on Dhaka-Sylhet-Dhaka route, ‘Hawra Express’ on Dhaka-Mohanganj-Dhaka route, ‘Agnibina Express’ on Dhaka-Tarakandi-Dhaka route, ‘Padma Express’ on Dhaka-Rajshahi route, ‘Titumir Express’ on Rajshahi-Chilahati-Rajshahi route, ‘Mahanagar Express’ on Dhaka-Chattogram-Dhaka route, ‘Ekata Express’ on Panchagarh-Dhaka-Panchagarh route, ‘Sundarban Express’ on Khulna-Dhaka-Khulna route, ‘Bijoy Express’ on Chattogram-Mymensingh-Chattogram route, ‘Upukul Express’ on Dhaka-Noakhali-Dhaka route, ‘Shimanta Express’ on Khulna-Chilahati-Khulna route and ‘Tongipara Express’ on Gobra-Rajshahi-Gobra route and a commuter train on Dhaka-Dewanganj-Dhaka route.
Bangladesh Railway started selling tickets online from May 30 to avoid health risks.