Maitree Express back on track after 2 years

  • Despite having a passenger capacity of 456, Maitree Express left Dhaka Cantonment Station for Kolkata on Sunday, May 29, 2022, carrying only 165 passengers. The train will run on the route six days a week. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Despite having a passenger capacity of 456, Maitree Express left Dhaka Cantonment Station for Kolkata on Sunday, May 29, 2022, carrying only 165 passengers. The train will run on the route six days a week. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Despite having a passenger capacity of 456, Maitree Express left Dhaka Cantonment Station for Kolkata on Sunday, May 29, 2022, carrying only 165 passengers. The train will run on the route six days a week. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Despite having a passenger capacity of 456, Maitree Express left Dhaka Cantonment Station for Kolkata on Sunday, May 29, 2022, carrying only 165 passengers. The train will run on the route six days a week. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • After a halt of two years due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Maitree Express left Dhaka Cantonment Station for Kolkata on Sunday carrying passengers. On Jun 1, a new international train, Mitali Express, will start running between Dhaka and Shiliguri. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    After a halt of two years due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Maitree Express left Dhaka Cantonment Station for Kolkata on Sunday carrying passengers. On Jun 1, a new international train, Mitali Express, will start running between Dhaka and Shiliguri. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The Maitree Express which was inaugurated in 2008 but halted its operation for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic set off from Dhaka Cantonment Station for Kolkata once again on Sunday, May 29, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The Maitree Express which was inaugurated in 2008 but halted its operation for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic set off from Dhaka Cantonment Station for Kolkata once again on Sunday, May 29, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The Maitree Express which was inaugurated in 2008 but halted its operation for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic set off from Dhaka Cantonment Station for Kolkata once again on Sunday, May 29, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The Maitree Express which was inaugurated in 2008 but halted its operation for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic set off from Dhaka Cantonment Station for Kolkata once again on Sunday, May 29, 2022. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Some passengers on the Maitree Express, travelling to India for medical treatment, show their tickets before getting on board. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Some passengers on the Maitree Express, travelling to India for medical treatment, show their tickets before getting on board. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Bangladesh Railway Director General Dhirendra Nath Mazumder greets passengers with flowers on Sunday, May 29, 2022, the first day Maitree Express started running again after two years. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Bangladesh Railway Director General Dhirendra Nath Mazumder greets passengers with flowers on Sunday, May 29, 2022, the first day Maitree Express started running again after two years. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Bangladesh Railway Director General Dhirendra Nath Mazumder greets passengers with flowers on Sunday, May 29, 2022, the first day Maitree Express started running again after two years. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Bangladesh Railway Director General Dhirendra Nath Mazumder greets passengers with flowers on Sunday, May 29, 2022, the first day Maitree Express started running again after two years. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Bangladesh Railway Director General Dhirendra Nath Mazumder commemorates Maitree Express hitting the tracks after two years at Dhaka Cantonment Station. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Bangladesh Railway Director General Dhirendra Nath Mazumder commemorates Maitree Express hitting the tracks after two years at Dhaka Cantonment Station. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove