The government inspector has
turned down the railway authorities' "special request" for allowing
Indian container-wagons to ply across the Bangabandhu bridge.
Government railway inspector Abu
Taher told the news agency that his department has sent back Bangladesh
Railway's request letter as it had no mention of the entry points and
destinations of the Indian container- wagons.
Bangladesh Railway, a department under communications ministry, on Nov 10 had
sent a letter to the inspector seeking permission to carry container-wagons
across the bridge which connects Dhaka with northern parts of the country.
Railway sources say at least one
railway wagon enters Bangladesh everyday through Benapole, Darsana and
Rahanpur-all located in the country's northern part.
"The BR letter has not mentioned the entry points of the Indian
wagon-containers," Taher told on Sunday.