Several trains operating between Dhaka and the western regions of the country got delayed for three to four hours, as rail operations remained suspended for around six hours after an oil-laden train derailed in Gazipur earlier today.
The delay in train schedules is causing huge suffering to the passengers.
An oil-laden train derailed on track at a place between Mouchak and Bangabandhu High Tech City in Gazipur around 3:00am, suspending rail operations between Dhaka and the western regions, said Mirza Mohammad Mukta, sub-inspector of Dhaka Railway Police Station.
Rail operations resumed after the oil-laden train was salvaged around 9:00am, he told The Daily Star, adding, "As a result, most of the trains running on these routes got delayed by three to four hours."
An official of Bangladesh Railway at Kamalapur Station said three trains --Sundarban Express, Dhumketu Express and Nilsagar Express -- which were supposed to leave Dhaka in the morning, got delayed by three to four hours.
Dhaka-bound Rangpur Express also got delayed by several hours following the derailment, he said, wishing not to be named.