The Ministry of Railways has decided to run a special cattle train for ferrying sacrificial animals ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.
Asim Kumar Talukder, general manager of Western Railway (Rajshahi), said that Bangladesh Railways will operate the train from July 6-8.
The transportation cost of each cow has been fixed at Tk 591.50, he added.
This is the second consecutive time that the west zone of Bangladesh Railways will run a special cattle train on the Chapainawabganj-Dhaka route via Rajshahi.
Obaidullah, assistant station master of Chapainawabganj Railway Station, said the cattle wagons — each with a carrying capacity of 20 animals — will depart from Chapainawabganj station at 4.30pm and reach Tejgaon around 3am.
Eid-ul-Azha is expected to be celebrated in around a fortnight’s time in Bangladesh, depending on the sighting of the moon.