Bangladesh Railways (BR) has undertaken a plan to transport sacrificial animals from the northern and the western regions to Dhaka and Chattogram at conventional fares during the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha.
Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon said this while talking to reporters at the Rail Bhaban in the city on Tuesday.
He said the playing of the train could be started from any day based on the demand of the businessmen.
The maximum fare per cow from Gaibandha, Pabna and Kushtia to Chattagram may be Taka 2,500 and to Dhaka Tk 1,500 to 2,000.
He said that the possible dates, routes and stations will be fixed in consultation with the Department of Animal Resources and the concerned business community.
Interested businessmen are requested to contact the railway control number – 01711691520.
Bangladesh Railway is currently operating a train named ‘Mango Special’ from Chapainawabganj and Rajshahi for transporting mangoes.
Among others, Secretary of the Ministry of Railways Md Selim Reza, Director General of Bangladesh Railways Md Shassuzzaman and Additional Director General (Operation) Miya Jahan were present.