The Short history of the Bangladesh Railway and its impact on the country

in hive-196038 •  5 months ago 

Railways were first introduced in British Raj in 1853. However, the railways were not very popular among the people of India at that time. The main reason for this was because the railways were used mainly for transportation of goods and not for transportation of people. In addition, the railway fares were also very high.

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However, things changed with the introduction of the Railways Act of 1871. This act made it mandatory for railway companies to provide a certain percentage of their tickets to be sold at a concessional rate. As a result, the use of railways started to increase among the people of India and it gradually became one of the most popular modes of transportation.

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Today, there are more than 63,000 km of railway track in India and more than 23 million passengers travel by train every day.

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The East Bengal Railway Company was formed in 1898 to provide transportation for the people of East Bengal. The company was successful and grew rapidly. In 1909, the company merged with the Assam Railway Company to form the Assam Bengal Railway Company. This new company continued to grow and provide important transportation services for the people of East Bengal.

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The railway network in Bangladesh was extensively damaged during the Liberation War of 1971. The tracks were blown up, stations were destroyed, and many trains were used for military purposes. In addition, the Pakistani army looted and burned railway workshops and other buildings. As a result, the railway system was not fully functional until 1976. Since then, it has been gradually repaired and expanded.

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The Bangladesh Railway is a new railway company that was formed in 1972. The company operates railways in the country of Bangladesh. The company has a total of 1,657 employees, and operates 992 kilometers of track. The company is divided into three regions: Dhaka, Chittagong, and Rajshahi.

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The Bangladesh Railway has played a significant role in the country's development. The railway system was first introduced in 1892, and has since been expanded and improved to meet the needs of the growing population. The railway is an important mode of transportation for passengers and goods, and helps to connect different parts of the country. It also plays a vital role in the economy, providing a means of transporting goods and people to and from different parts of the country.


The Bangladesh Railway has played a vital role in the development of the country and its economy. The railway was first built in 1876, and it has since been used to transport people and goods throughout the country. The railway network is extensive, and it has helped to connect different parts of the country. It has also helped to promote trade and commerce, and it has contributed to the growth of the economy.

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