25 September 2021
Inauguration of the Laksam-Cumilla Section
(24 KM) of the Dhaka – Chattogram Railway Line
The Laksam-Cumilla Section (24 KM) of the ongoing construction of Akhaura to Laksam (72 KM) dual gauge double rai line and conversion of the existing rail line to dual gauge project has been inaugurated for train operation in the last 25 September 2021, Saturday.
The inauguration ceremony took place in the Cumilla station in which Mr. Md. Nurul Islam Sujan MP, Honorable Minister, Ministry of Railways was present as the chief guest whereas, Advocate Abul Hashem Khan, MP, Cumilla-5, and Mr. Md. Salim Reza, Secretary, Ministry of Railways, was present as the special guest of honor. Among others, Mr. Md. Shahidul Islam, PD, Akhaura - Laksam Dual Gauge Double Rail Line Project, and Engr. Ghulam Mohammed Alomgir, Authorized Representative of CTM JV, Contractor of the Project has also attended the inauguration ceremony.
The program was presided over by Mr. Dhirendra Nath Mazumder, Director General, Bangladesh Railway. It is expected that the opening of this section of the project will reduce the travel time significantly.
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