BR west zone implements Tk 1829.76-cr development projects
The west zone of Bangladesh Railway (BR) has been implementing four mega projects at a total cost of around Tk 1,829.76 crore aiming at bringing dynamism in the railway transportation along with
boosting quality of services.
The zone, covering Rajshahi, Rangpur and Khulna divisions, has been
operating 133 trains, including 40 intercity ones, on different routes,
including the capital city Dhaka at present.
Forty-seven locals or shuttle and forty-six commuter or mail trains are
also being operated on various routes which are very popular among the
Railway sources said maximum work on construction of a new railway line
from Ishwardi to Dhalarchar via Pabna has been completed.
Under the Taka 1,436.03-crore project, 78.80- kilometer new line and 7.90-
kilometer loop line along with 533-meter big bridges and 952-meter small
bridges were constructed.
In addition to construction of 11 station buildings along with a computer
interlocked signaling system and seven non-interlocking colour light
signaling systems, various necessary infrastructures like platform with shed,
station approach road, boundary wall and office and staff quarter were built.
The new railway line has ensured connection between the project area people
with the existing railway network along with expanding the facilities of
passenger movement and goods transportation.
The project is being adjudged as an alternative railway track in the field
of Trans Asian railway and regional connectivity.
Executive Engineer Mostafizur Rahman told BSS that the zone has been
implementing a Taka 47.84-crore level crossing rehabilitation project to
ensure safe and uninterrupted movement of rail and road traffic by upgrading
and manning the proposed level crossing gates.