Direct train services from Dhaka to Cox's Bazar will be launched by December next year, Railway Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan said today.
"We hope that travel-loving people will be able to go to Cox's Bazar by train from next year as construction of the Cox's Bazar section railway line will be completed by December 2022," he said while laying the foundation stone of the iconic railway station in Cox's Bazar.
The Director General of Bangladesh Railway Shamsuzzaman presided over the function
The project is scheduled to be completed by June next year but people will be able to travel to Cox's Bazar by train from December 2022, the minister said.
Sujan said Dohazari to Cox's Bazar railway line construction is a mega project of Bangladesh Railway.
This project will be extended from Cox's Bazar to Gumdum near Myanmar via Ramu, which will be extended to China in the future, he added.
The six-storey Cox's Bazar railway station building is being built at a cost of Tk 215 crore.