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Longest train service to start Saturday

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  1. Homo Sapiens

    Homo Sapiens SENIOR MEMBER

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    http://www.newagebd.net/article/55487/longest-train-service-to-start-saturday

    Longest train service to start Saturday

    Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:33, Nov 09,2018 | Updated: 01:49, Nov 09,2018



    Bangladesh Railway is scheduled to launch the direct passenger train service between Dhaka and Panchagarh on Saturday.

    It will be the longest route of the railway, with 507 km from Dhaka to Panchagarh, in the country, said officials.

    According to railway, currently Drutajan Express and Ekota Express trains are running on Dhaka-Dinajpur route and a shuttle train on Panchagarh-Dinajpur route connects them with Dhaka.

    The railway is scheduled to extend the services of Ekota and Drutojan to Dhaka-Panchagarh route on Saturday, said a press release issued by the railways ministry.
    The service will start from Panchagarh on Saturday at 7:20pm.

    The shuttle train on Panchagarh-Dinajpur route will be closed down from the same day and weekly day off of the new trains will also be withdrawn from now on.

    The railway on Thursday launched a new passenger train service on Dhaka-Bangabandhu Bridge (east) route.

    The Tangail commuter train had been inaugurated by the railways minister Md Mazibul Hoque at the Kamalapur railway station.

    The train started from the station at 5:20pm and was scheduled to reach the eastern side of Bangabandhu Bridge at 8:30pm.

    The train will start from the bridge area at 6:00am and reach the capital at 8:50am.
     
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    Banglabandha land port is located at the north-western tip of Bangladesh in Tentulia under Panchagarh district on the Bangladesh-India highway. The port is used for Nepal transit traffic passing through a small corridor of India. The driving distance from Banglabandha Land Port in Tentulia town to Nepal Border Check Post at Bhadrapur (through WB and Bihar in India) is 62 km.

    So you can make two plus two and get some ideas. By the way - the area is called the 'Chicken's neck'.
     
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    How come the railway distance is 507 km when the highway distance is only 346 km?
     
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    Homo Sapiens SENIOR MEMBER

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    Perhaps you are confusing Panchagarh with some other destination. Dhaka to Panchagarh driving distance is 405 km. Railway distance is 100 km longer because currently there is no rail track directly from Jamuna bridge west to Bogura(for shorter route). Instead it goes at first to Ishwardi, Pabna then turn northward.
     
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  5. Species

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    I believe we can never establish proper connectivity with Nepal (or Bhutan) through land since India will always create some sort of logistical barrier in various forms like it usually does.

    The best way forward is a multi-modal transport corridor between Bangladesh and Nepal that involves a mix of air and road/rail leading to our sea ports. The infrastructure is pretty much already existing and the corridor could even be expanded to the landlocked parts of China. This corridor has good prospect which deserves an immediate feasibility study.
     
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  6. maverick1977

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    india is your friend and gave you liberation, why will they do that to you?
    PS: my east pakistani friends will never get it ?? :):)
     
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    Bangladesh liberated you from the British and yet India has never been anything like a friend.

    Here's a news on how Bhutanese exports to Bangladesh are being obstructed by India.
    https://defence.pk/pdf/threads/bang...ms-along-the-highway-at-indian-border.562470/

    PS, my Bhakt friends will keep denying. :)
     
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  8. Homo Sapiens

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    You are right on India's nature. Nepal, Bhutan and Indian north-east can be a great source for cheap, renewable hydropower for Bangladesh. These region are also rich is various minerals, forest products, stone etc which we can use in industries and constructions. A symbiotic relationship can be developed between BD and these 3 region only if Chanakya can be neutralize. BD can take some step to neutralize Chanakya's spoiling acts. Making India dependent on transit corridor, ports within BD is one step. Another is allowing Indian electric grid line through BD between Indian mainland and north east to transfer hydroelectricity from north east India to mainland. With these steps, India will not be able to deny Bangladesh's economic relation with those regions or stop anything without the fear of counter measures by BD detrimental to it's interests.
     
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  9. Species

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    That must be the plan. But we should also be prepared for alternatives.
     
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  10. bluesky

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    But, unfortunately, the GoB is giving all the transit/corridor, port facilities etc. without even asking any reciprocal. India stops our export at the border at random and a hundred others. I think the present GoB lacks diplomatic maturity.
     
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    The history says the Muslims of Bengal liberated today's Pakistan in 1947 from the British and Sikh yokes.
     
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    except for the fact that the British liberated them (Pakistanis) from the Sikhs, and in 1947 British left after having been exhausted by Germany, Japan, Italy etc. also having become relatively impoverished by the long war, left you savages to your own devices. More of you murdered each other during and after British departure than were killed during the entirety of British rule.
    there is no mention of bongles in the name Pakistan.
    Pakistan is a Portmanteau of five different provinces: Punjab, Afghan inhabited NW. Frontier, Kashmir, Sindh and Baluchistan.

    @Nilgiri is the most impartial person I know here on PDF, I hope he sheds some light on this for you deluded shonars

    tell it to Species and bluesky, the 2 conquerors of UK and Destroyers of Sikh Raj, who went off on a bragging tangent.
     
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  13. Bilal9

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    Perfect statement from a bhakt and straight from the propaganda manual for RSS Noob Padawans.
    Now you have anything relevant to share on-topic for this thread?
     
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    Thanks bro, but I choose to shed any more light only for any newcomers to this subforum that are worth it. Resident BD crowd are waste of time, they are stuck in the bong :lol:
     
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    Idiot, go through the pages of history including the results of the then Provinces of India in 1946 to know in which Provincial Capitals of now Pakistan the Muslim League won the election and formed a govt. Do not write your own history based on ignorance. Pakistan came first by conjoining two words. One is PAK meaning pure/holy, and STAN for land. 'I' was added later. It meant the land of pure.