Train movement between Dhaka and other parts of the country remained suspended for three and half an hour on Wednesday as some admission seekers put up barricade on rail tracks at Airport Rail Station demanding tickets to go to Rajshahi for admission test.
Sardar Shahadat Ali, additional director general (operation) of Bangladesh Railway said a group of admission seekers took position on rail tracks at Airport station around 9:30 am as they failed to get tickets to go to Rajshahi to appear for the university admission test.
Rajshahi-bound ‘Nilsagar Express’ train and other trains at different stations remained stranded due to the protests, causing immense sufferings to the commuters.
The protesters also said the railway authorities told them that all the tickets of the Rajshahi-bound train were sold.
The train communication was restored around 12:30 pm after the authorities concerned assured of taking steps to facilitate their travel to Rajshahi.