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He said road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader will inaugurate the performance test at 10:00am on Sunday.

Four sets of trains -- each comprising six air-conditioned coaches -- have already reached Bangladesh from Japan and five more sets are scheduled to arrive by September this year.

There will be a total of 144 coaches for the 24 train sets that will run on a 21km-route from Uttara to Kamalapur railway station via Agargaon, Farmgate, Dhaka University campus and Motijheel. There will be a total of 17 stations, according to project documents.

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