Domar people get day-time train after long wait
Satyendranath Roy, Domar (Nilphamari)
After a long wait, the people of Domar finally got an intercity train from Chilahati in Domar to Dhaka in the midst of a joyful atmosphere.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the new passenger 'Chilahati Express' train through video conference on Sunday at 11 am from Ganabhaban.
Tofazzal Hossain Miah, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, gave a welcome speech and it was also addressed by Railway Secretary Dr Md. Humayun Kabir.
The train will ply six days a week on Domar's Chilahati to Dhaka route. A function has been organized at Chilahati railway station in Domar to mark the inauguration. The Prime Minister attended the function virtually from his official residence.
He inaugurated the train by playing the whistle and waving the flag by connecting virtually. The train will run during the day with a carrying capacity of 800 passengers with modern facilities. On the other side, in Chilahati in Domar, the inauguration ceremony was held at Chilahati Railway Square. Railway Minister Nurul Islam Sujan MP presided over the event and the Director General of Railway Department was present
Kamrul Ahsan, Member of Parliament, Freedom Fighter Aftab Uddin Sarkar, Former Minister Asaduzzaman Noor MP, MP for Reserved Constituency Rabeya Alim, Rangpur Bival Alim Mahmud BPM, Nilphamari District Administrator Pankaj Ghosh, Superintendent of Police Md. Mostafizur Rahman PPM, District Awami League President and Municipal Mayor Dewan. Kamal Ahmed, Zilla Parishad Chairman Adm. Mamtazul Haque, Upazila Executive Officer Puban Akhtar, Domar Upazila Parishad Chairman Tofail Ahmed, Police Station Officer-in-Charge Mahmud Un Nabi, Manchurul Islam
Danu etc. But what was noticeable was the bravery of the eager crowd who came to see the train by the side of the line. After the inauguration, the train started its journey with 11 coaches. The intercity train has a total of 800 seats including 2 AC chair coaches, 1 cabin coach.
Although this train was officially inaugurated during the day of June 4, the Intercity Chilahati Express train will run regularly from Domar Chilahati on Dhaka route from June 7, said the director of the train, Md. Sahidul Islam.