Bangladesh Railway has been suffering from various operating bottlenecks. The
Railway system comprises two gauges, Broad and Metre which involves transhipments
of traffic at the break of gauge points. Similarly, transhipments are also involved
at riverain points. The railway link over the Bangabandhu Jamuna Bridge connecting
the East and West zones through the construction of 99 km new dual gauge line
and rehabilitation and conversion of 245 km Broad Gauge line from Jamtoil to
Parbatipur to Dual Gauge has eased out these operational problems considerably.
Further improvement will be achieved after completion of the following on going/
proposed work, viz.9a) railway link between western side of Jamuna Bridge to
Bogra,(b) railway link between eastern side of Jamuna Bridge to Tarakandi, and
(c) conversion of MG track to DG Track from Joydebpur to Dhaka.