High speed train soon: Sujan

Ishwardi Correspondent, Pabna

Railway Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon said initiative has been taken to introduce speedy train in the country to ensure safe and comfortable journey.

The minister said this as chief guest while addressing the training session and parade programme of the 11th batch of Railway Nirapotta Bahini (RNB) at Paksey of Ishwardi in Pabna.

Sujan said now a days hundreds of people are being killed due to the road accident. So, to make the rail journeys more dynamic, an initiative has been taken to launch high speed train that will surplus 300 km per hour. The train will be introduced in Khulna, Rajshahi and Dinajpur route.

“The manpower of Bangladesh Railway will also be increased from 25 thousand to one lakh,” he further said.

Along with the country's overall development, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been working relentlessly to develop a balanced communication system including airways, waterways and road transport to keep the journey safe. So the railways are being overhauled to build a balanced communication system, the railway minister said.

At the welcome speech, Md Fattah Bhuiyan, Chief Commandant of Western Railway Nirapotta Bahini (RNB), attracted the attention of the minister to provide ration and risk allowance for the RNB members.

In response, the minister assured them to resolve the problems. The Minister said to the railway officials and employees and new cadets of RNB that everyone will have to work sincerely to ensure the security of railway and railway assets as servant of the people.
Among others, Nadira Yasmin Jolly, MP of the reserved women's seat of the Jatiya Sangsad, Kazi Mohammad Rafiqul Alam, Director General of Bangladesh Railway, Khondoker Shahidul Islam, General Manager of Railway West zone and Md Fattah Bhuian, Chief Commandant of NRB west zone spoke the function. At that time, Iqbal Hossen, Chief Commandant of NRB East zone, Md Mijanur Rahman, Pakshi Divisional Railway Manager were also present there.

After observing the parade, the minister visited RNB training center and

Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant.