Electric train service comes to Narayanganj

The government has taken up a project to introduce electric train service in Narayanganj under a public-private partnership with Singapore.The cabinet committee on economic affairs with Finance Minister AMA Muhith in the chair yesterday approved the local government division’s proposal to reduce the district’s traffic congestion.

Nasima Begum, additional secretary to the cabinet division, told reporters afterwards that 388 cities around the world used the transport system. She said 23 kilometres of the rail line will be set up in two parts, one covering 11 kilometres from Nitaiganj via Chashara to Signboard and another 12 kilometres from Chittagong road to Panchabati.

Navojit Dastidar