Eid holidaymakers suffer as trains fail to maintain schedules

Disruption in the schedules of a number of trains, particularly of those that run on northern and southern routes, caused immense sufferings to Eid holidaymakers on Saturday.

Train passengers said none of the northern district-bound trains and some of southern region-bound trains did not leave Kamalapur Railway Station as per their schedules.

Resho Banik, officer-in-charge of Kamalapur Railway Station, said Chattogram and Sylhet-bound trains left the stations as per schedules but the northern and southern districts-bound trains fell behind their schedules due to slow movement of trains over Bangabandhu Bridge.

‘Dhumketu Express’ left the station six hours later than the scheduled time while ‘Sundarban Express’ was late by five hours, ‘Nilsagar Express’ and ‘Rangpur Express’ trains by eight hours and ‘Lalmonirhat Express’ (special) by 10 hours.

The platform of the station is abuzz with homebound people as they were seen waiting there for hours together amid hot and humid weather.

Meanwhile, many people were seen travelling on the rooftops of trains , putting their lives at risk.