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Special trains for Ijtema devotees

DHAKA, Jan 11, 2017 (BSS) - Bangladesh Railway (BR) will operate three-day special train services on several destinations for the devotees participating in the Biswa Ijtema that starts from Friday next at Tongi.

Alongside, two juma special train services also will be operated on Dhaka-Tongi-Dhaka route on January 13 (Friday), at the first day of the Ijtema, a railway ministry press release said here today.

As per the schedule, special trains will be operated to Tongi from
Jamalpur and Laksham before the Akheri monajat on January 13 and 14.

On the day of Akheri monajat, a total of seven special train services in the name of "Up Monajat Special train-1,2,3,4,5,6,7" will be operated from Dhaka-Tongi route which starts journey from Dhaka at 5.45 am in the morning. Even two special trains will be operated on Tongi-Akhaura-Laksham and Tongi-Akhaura routes on the day of Akheri monajat.

Besides, a total of 11 special train services will be operated to different routes from Tongi after the Akheri munajat.

Meanwhile, for convenience of travelling by the devotees, a total of 29 inter-city trains heading toward the capital will halt at the Tongi Station for two minutes starting from January 10 and it will continue before the Akheri munajat till January 15, the release added.

The regular train services like Subarna Express, Tista Express, Kalni Express, Mahua Express, Turag Express, Dhaka-Naryanganj commuter, Dhaka-Tongi commuter, Dhaka-Jaydebpur commuter and Dhaka-Comilla commuter will be suspended during the day of akheri munajat.

The two phases of Ijtema will begin from January 13-15 and January 20-22.