Metro rail service halts for 2hrs as Fanush fall on electric wire

Metro railProthom Alo

The authorities have suspended the metro rail operation for two hours on Sunday as Fanush (lanterns) got stuck on the railtrack’s electric wire during the New Year celebration.

MAN Siddique, managing director of Dhaka Mass Transit Company Limited (DMTCL), said many Fanush crashed on the metrorail’s electric wire in the previous night. The rail operation was suspended for two hours for safety measures to avoid unpleasant incident.

He also said they are working to remove the stuck lanterns.

The metrorail officially began its journey after prime minister Sheikh Hasina waved a green flag at 1:40pm on Wednesday. It was opened to the public on a limited scale the following day.

The authorities will provide the rail service in full swing on the Uttara-Agargaon route from 26 March.