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Khulna-Mongla railway line to open by December: Minister

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Published: 19:40, 2 August 2022  
Khulna-Mongla railway line to open by December: Minister

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Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon has said the Khulna-Mongla railway line will open by December this year.

“The ongoing construction of the railway line is expected to complete in three or four months. Most of the works of around 45 kilometres railway line has been completed,” he said on Monday afternoon to journalists while visiting the construction works of the railway line at Rupsha area, reports BSS.

Funded by the Indian government, the Khulna-Mongla Railway Line Construction Project will end by December 31, 2022.

“Our main challenge was to build the Rupsha Railway Bridge and it is done. Now tracks will be built on the railway line,” he said.

Describing various development activities, the minister said the construction works of the Padma Bridge Railway project from Dhaka to Bhanga will complete by June, 2023, adding that Kustia-Khulna railway communication will resume after completion of the project.

He, however, said import and export will increase through Mongla-Port after completion of Khulna-Mongla and Padma Bridge-Bhanga Railway project.

Director General (DG) of Bangladesh Railway Dherendranath Mazumder and DG of Western Railway Ashim Kumar Talukder, among others, were present during the visit.

Later, the railway minister attended at the opening ceremony of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman mobile Rail Museum at Gopalganj Railway Station.