Dhaka’s rail link with southern region snapped for 6-hr
Pabna: Rail communication of Dhaka with the country’s southern region restored after a six-hour of disruption due to derailment of the locomotive of a commuter train near Ishwardi Bypass Railway Station on Sunday.
The engine of Chapainawabganj-bound commuter train veered off the tracks near Ishwardi bypass station around 7:00am due to poor visibility caused by the thick fog, said Asim Kumar Talukdar, DRM of Ishwardi Junction.
Following the accident, Khulna-bound train Sagardari Express and Goalanda terminal-bound train Madhumati Express coming from Rajshahi got stranded at the junction.
The rail communication became normal around 1:20pm after the derailed locomotive was salvaged, the railway official added.