Country's train services have been resumed today after a 49-day restriction that was enforced to contain the transmission of coronavirus infection.
A total of 28 pairs of inter-city and commuter trains have started running in the eastern regions of the country from Monday morning.
However, no train is stopping at the Brahmanbaria railway station, one of the most important station of the eastern region.
The concerned people said that they could not stop the train at the station as the repair works of the railway station are yet to begin which was damaged in recent violence caused by the Hefazat supporters.
However, the speed limit for the trains has been fixed at 16 kmph to cross the Brahmanbaria railway station area and level crossings.
Three inter-city and one commuter trains crossed the Brahmanbaria railway station from Monday morning to noon.
Brahmanbaria railway assistant station master, Mainul Haque, said 'The train could not stop there due to the burning of the signaling system and the motor of the railway line.'
Work on repairing or restoring them has not started and it is not clear when it will start. That is why train drivers have been asked to be more careful while blowing whistles during crossing Brahmanbaria.
Earlier on April 12, the Railway Minister visited the Brahmanbaria railway station that was damaged by the violence. The minister told reporters "The suffering of the people of Brahmanbaria will increase for a few more days due to the damage. The stations which have been burnt down need time to be repaired. The signaling system has been completely destroyed. We will try to fix these as soon as possible so that we can stop the train at Brahmanbaria railway station again."
On 27 March, at least five people were killed and around 50 others, including 25 cops, injured in clashes between members of law enforcement agencies and locals during Hefazat's demonstrations at Nandanpur in Sadar upazila.
They had staged protests against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh.
The next day, during Hefazat's countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal protesting police action on their anti-Modi processions in Dhaka, Chattogram, and other districts, activists set fire to three buildings, including the land office in Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila.
They had also attacked a Chattogram-bound train at Talshohor Rail Station in Brahmanbaria town and torched Brahmanbaria Station.
Besides, the Hefazat supporters also vandalised several private and government establishments, including the Zila Parishad building, municipality building, Police Lines, Industrial School, land office, Alauddin Music Academy, and Foirtala Bus Stand in Sadar upazila.