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PM Hasina the first passenger to travel on the metro rail buying a ticket

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday became the first passenger to travel on the metro rail buying a ticket, as she set another milestone in the country’s communication history between a span of six-months after opening the dream Padma Bridge, reports BBS.

The first ever-metro train, carrying Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana along with around 200 other passengers left from North Uttara to Agargaon at 01:53pm.

Around 200 passengers including freedom fighters, Speaker, ministers, government officials, diplomats, school students, ethnic minority and others joined the premier in the maiden metro rail journey.

Bangladesh entered a new era as prime minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the country’s first-ever elevated metro rail in the capital Dhaka this morning.

She flagged off the service of the train at North Uttara station. There she also wrote on the green flags which were used to flag off the train.

Earlier, the Prime Minister collected the ticket at about 01:35pm at the North Uttara station followed by her younger sister Sheikh Rehana, another daughter of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Later, both of them punched their ticket at the entry of the station and boarded on the train.

After the arrival at the North Uttara Station, the Prime Minister planted a sapling there. Her sister Sheikh Rehana was also present there.

As part of empowerment of women, Mariam Afiza as the first operator drove the metro train.

Initially, the metro train will run from 8:00am to 12:00 noon every day from Uttara to Agargaon station without any stoppage.