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Dhaka’s rail link restored after students withdraw blockade

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Published: 19:42, 10 July 2024

Dhaka’s rail link restored after students withdraw blockade

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The capital's rail connectivity with large sections of the country was restored after nearly five hours as students withdrew their blockade from Karwan Bazar level crossing this afternoon.

Ferdaous Ahmed Biswas, officer-in-charge of Dhaka Railway Police Station, said the rail service was snapped after some students blocked the level crossing around 12:00pm.

The student left the area at 5:05pm and the railway authorities resumed their operations, he said.

The line that goes through Karwan Bazar areas connects Dhaka with the east, west and southern parts of the country.

Earlier in the afternoon, train communications between Dhaka and other parts of the country have been suspended as quota protestors put up barricades on Karwan Bazar level crossing and Mohakhali level crossing in the capital, causing immense suffering to commuters.

Protesting students from different universities blocked the level crossings by placing logs around 11 am as part of the countrywide ‘Bangla Blockade’ programme protesting reinstatement of quota in public service.

Read more: Quota protest: Dhaka’s rail link with parts of country suspended

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