Bangladesh Railway begins transporting sacrificial animals

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Bangladesh Railway has started transporting sacrificial animals through freight trains ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, reports news agency UNB.

The first freight train with 261 sacrificial animals started from Jamalpur at 8:30pm on Tuesday and reached Dhaka on Wednesday morning, said Shariful Alam, public relations officer of the railways ministry.

The process has been started and it will continue based on demand, he added.

Earlier on 7 July, railways minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan said that Bangladesh Railway has decided to launch wagon services to transport sacrificial animals for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha from one part of the country to another where railway network is available following the demand of businesspeople.

The maximum charge of transporting each animal is fixed at 2,500 from Gaibandha, Pabna and Kushtia to Chattogram while to Dhaka the maximum rate will be Tk 1,500-2,000, said the minister.

All the interested traders were asked to contact the railway control room over cellphone number 01711691520 to avail of the service.