Dhaka – Bangladesh and India have decided to increase the frequency of two cross-border passenger trains running between the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka and the capital West Bengal Kolkata in India.
According to a press statement issued Tuesday by Indian High Commission in Dhaka the Maitree Express train will ply for five days stead of four days a week while the Bandhan Express will serve for twice instead of one day a week.
The decision has been taken to enhance the people to people contact, the statement said. The decision for the Maitree Express will come into effect from February 11, 2020 while the additional service for Bandhan will begin on February 16.
With the revised decision coming into effect, the Maitree Express will leave Dhaka for Kolkata on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and return it from Kolkata to Dhaka on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The Bandhan Express will embark from Kolkata for Khulna on Thursdays and Sundays while it will depart from Khulna for Kolkata on the same days in the week, according to the press statement.