Milestones In The Improvement Of Bangladesh’s Rail Communication – OpEd

The work of checking the feasibility of operating excessive velocity trains on the Dhaka-Chittagong hall is occurring. The development of broad-gauge railway line from Dhaka to Jessore is being applied by means of the implementation of rail hyperlink on the dream Padma bridge. Not solely the railways, but additionally the street communication system of the nation is getting new milestones.

Dhaka-Chittagong double rail line has lastly turn out to be a actuality. The Prime Minister inaugurated the Akhaura-Laksam double line nearly from Gana Bhavan on Thursday. Because of the inauguration of the undertaking, it will likely be attainable to go from Dhaka to Chittagong in simply 4 hours. The convenience of communication between the capital metropolis of Dhaka and the port metropolis of Chittagong will deliver blessings for the nation’s commerce and commerce.

Out of the 321 km railway between the capital and the port metropolis of Chittagong, 249 km was already double line. However for the reason that 72 km railway from Laksam to Akhaura is a single line, it could take time to journey. That’s the reason the initiative to improve it to double line is taken. Nonetheless, the implementation of the undertaking was repeatedly delayed attributable to varied causes. Lastly, after the completion of the undertaking, the practice has formally began operating on the double line from Thursday. In consequence, communication between the 2 main cities of the nation shall be simpler than earlier than.

In 2015, 61 km double line to Laksam-Chinki Astana and 64 km double line to Tongi-Bhairab have been commissioned in 2016. Earlier than this, double strains have been constructed as much as Chittagong-Chinki Astana and Tongi-Dhaka. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Akhaura-Laksam Double Line undertaking nearly from Ganobhaban at 11 am on Thursday. Railway Minister was current at Laksam station and took part within the inauguration ceremony. As 100% double line, it will likely be attainable to function twice as many trains by means of Dhaka-Chittagong railway. Naturally, the dependence on roads will lower. Dhaka-Chittagong rail route is taken into account to be essentially the most worthwhile route of Bangladesh Railway. Passengers can come from one metropolis to a different metropolis and return after work on the identical day. Dhaka-Chittagong double line will make a big contribution in turning Bangladesh Railways from a loss-making enterprise to a worthwhile one. We hope that the authorities will take all essential steps to facilitate Dhaka-Chittagong rail journey.

The federal government has accepted a 30-year lengthy grasp plan for sustainable improvement within the rail sector. Among the many works which can be occurring in accordance with the grasp plan, Padma bridge rail hyperlink, Dohazari development of Cox’s Bazar, Myanmar border railway line, Khulna-Mongla port railway line, Bangabandhu railway bridge development and Dhaka-Chittagong excessive velocity railway development undertaking and others are price mentioning. The talked about initiatives are being critically thought of. Amongst others, there are plans to determine rail connectivity with the 88 financial zones that the federal government has undertaken to determine. Other than this, Nepal, Bhutan and part of India are coated by regional rail communication community in Bangladesh. And the corridors by means of which rail communication was closed shall be developed and opened.

Regardless of its small dimension, this nation of 170 million folks has achieved self-sufficiency in meals. Not solely in meals, however our improvement in lots of areas is especially admired-enviable within the outdoors world. Nonetheless, the communication system has not but made such a growth. We consider that numerous noticeable street enhancements will most likely be seen inside just a few days.

The Awami League in all its election manifestos had introduced nice hopes for rail connectivity. It has been capable of implement loads in a decade and a half of energy. It has applied massive mega initiatives like Padma Bridge and rail connectivity to Padma Bridge with out overseas loans. Amongst which Dhaka-Chittagong double lane, Dohazari-Cox’s Bazar rail line, Dhaka Metrorail, new railway bridge to be constructed on Yamuna River, Kalurghat railway bridge are among the many noteworthy ones. It’s identified that the federal government is implementing a 20-year improvement plan for the event and modernization of rail infrastructure.

Based on the sources of the Ministry of Railways, Cox’s Bazar, the world’s longest seashore, has been given essentially the most significance within the 20-year undertaking price Tk 2.5 lakh crore. As per Prime Minister’s directions to advertise the tourism trade of Seashore Metropolis Cox’s Bazar, the development of Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar railway is nearing the tip. As well as, there are plans for direct practice communication between japanese and western areas by establishing dual-gauge railways throughout the nation, establishing railway strains at Bangabandhu Bridge, and developing one other railway bridge within the Bahadurabad-Phulchhari space over the Yamuna River on this 20-year grasp plan.

The work of checking the feasibility of operating excessive velocity trains on the Dhaka-Chittagong hall is occurring. The development of broad-gauge railway line from Dhaka to Jessore is being applied by means of the implementation of rail hyperlink on the dream Padma bridge. Not solely the railways, but additionally the street communication system of the nation is getting new milestones.

The fact is that there isn’t any substitute for the event of the general communication system for the financial improvement of a rustic. The simpler the transportation system is within the nation, the larger the financial circulate of the nation. Lately, there was a breakthrough improvement on this regard in Bangladesh. However the authorities need to be extra cautious to forestall practice accidents. With trendy and automatic methods of signaling and enhanced safety at each gate, rail communication will turn out to be extra engaging to most people as a very protected mode of transport. It’s anticipated that this pattern of improvement and modernization of rail communication will proceed.