Several hundred passengers suffered immensely while many had to cancel their trip to the capital from Lalmonirhat yesterday as intercity train Lalmoni Express was delayed for nearly four hours without any prior notice.
“I had to cancel my trip to Dhaka as the lone intercity train was delayed for four hours,” said Delwar Hossain of BDR Road in the town.
“I noticed the authorities concerned at Lalmonirhat Station are not that cordial to solve the longstanding issue,” Delwar added.
Train passenger Maniruzzaman of Haribhanga area, said the train was too late yesterday, but he was compelled to travel on it as it is safe and comfortable than other modes of transport.
Stationmaster at Lalmonirhat Station Nizam Uddin said although the train was scheduled to leave the station for Dhaka at 10:30am, it left the station around 2:30pm.
Both departure and arrival of the train are often delayed, Nizam said, adding that the train was delayed for four hours yesterday due to shortage of locomotive.
Railway's (west zone) Divisional Mechanical Engineer (DME) Rabiul Islam said they already sent demand letters for fresh locomotives, but are yet to get any response from the higher authorities.