Unveiling a fresh route with the potential of attracting both foreign and domestic tourists, the government is set to launch a Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar train service at the end of next year.
The fresh initiative is expected to further boost tourism to the coastal beach town famous for its long, unbroken stretch of natural sandy sea beach, at the southern tip of Bangladesh.
The installation of rail tracks for the route will be concluded by December 2022, Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan told UNB.
“Visitors will be able to travel on train direct from Dhaka to Cox’s Bazar next year. Although the project term was fixed until June 2022, I’m keeping six months in hand,” Sujan said.
Two Bangladesh Railway projects are among the ten megaprojects sketched by the government, the minister informed, adding: “One is to install rail tracks from Dohazari to Cox’s Bazar.”
Once it opens, the railway’s expansion in the tourism hotspot of the region will be expanded significantly and at the same time it will contribute for the advancement of the country.
To attract the tourists railway stations will be decorated lucratively and safety of the commuters will be ensured, Nurul Islam said.