The railway authorities are going to introduce these trains in two phases of Bishwa Ijtema starting from January 8-10 and from January 15-17, said Railway Minister Md Mujibul Huq.
The first phase of the Bishwa Ijtema is scheduled to be held on January 8-10 and the second on January 15-17.
While talking to reporters on Tuesday morning, the minister said: “As part of the smooth transportation of the devotees we have suspended some train services while a few others will be operated regularly without any break. Besides, every intercity trains has been asked to have a two-minute break.”
On the other hand, Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) has also decided to run special bus services from January 6 to 19 for ferrying devotees.
Besides, 20 buses will run on Dhaka-Narayanganj route, 20 on Chittagong Road-Savar route and 15 on Dhaka-Comilla route.
The BRTC will also operate three buses for foreign devotees from airport to Ijtema venue.
The three-day Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after the Hajj, is set to begin on the bank of the River Turag at Tongi, Gazipur on Friday.