Eighteen new pairs of passenger trains resumed operation from Thursday on different routes to make services more functional after a long suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Of the 18 pairs, 14 are intercity, three commuter trains and one mail trains. With the 18, total 48 pairs of train resumed operations.
Train services resumed on May 31 with eight pairs of intercity trains. Bangladesh Railway started selling tickets online from May 30 to avoid health risks.
The government on May 29 issued a gazette notification allowing limited operation of public transport and offices from May 31 to June 15 amid the coronavirus outbreak.
It said public transports — buses, trains, and vessels — will have to maintain health guidelines.