On saturday (August-10) disruption in the schedules of a number of trains, particularly of this run on northern and southern routes, caused immense sufferings to Eid holidaymakers.
Train passengers told that none of the northern district-bound trains and some of southern region-bound trains did not leave Kamalapur Railway Station as per their schedules.
Officer-in-charge of Kamalapur Railway StationResho Banik said that 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.
And he added that ‘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 late 10 hours.
On the other hand, many people were seen travelling on the rooftops of trains.
And today Eid-Ul-Azha holidaymakers travelling to various parts of the country in buses and trains suffered as huge tailbacks were seen on highways and at ferry terminals.