It is a great news for Bangladeshi people that first DEMU commuter train services has been started In Bangladesh railway.In first phase two DEMU sets are the first of 20 is being imported from china.
A Chinese private firm is providing them under a $58.31 million deal.
These train left Pahartali railway station in the Chittagong city around 9:30 am and arrived at Comilla railway station at 2:18pm without any predicaments, said Md Saiful Islam, works manager of diesel electric multiple units (DEMUs), Railway Bhaban in Dhaka.
The train again left Comilla for going to Chittagong around 3:30pm, reports our Chittagong reporter quoting Saiful Islam.
Now it is being weathered at Bangladesh Railway’s Pahartoli Diesel Workshop at the port city Chittagong.
In the first phase, two commuter trains, named as DEMUs, will play between Dhaka to Narayangan
Every DEMU commuter trains, consisting of three coaches, can complete six trips a day on the 20-kilometer distance between Kamalapur to Narayanganj route.
From Kamalapur railway station to Narayanganj railway station,it takes almost two hours by bus,whereas a trip on a DEMU train will take only 20-25 minutes.That is the main advantage of DEMU train.
This train can carry 300 passengers at a time and also move from both side ,said railway sources.
These are contemporary & can run at a speed of 60 kilometers per hour. Next this Commuter train services will be introduced on Chittagong-Nazirhat ,Chittagong-Feni, and Chittagong-Dohazari routes.
ThisDEMU trains services will also be introduced on two northern routes — Dinajpur to Parbatipur to Rangpur and Lalmonirhat to Parbatipur to Saidpur.
Bangladesh Railway is also importing five DEMU sets from India. Every of them will consist of six coaches. India will provides them towards the end of this year, said railway officer.