Govt set to dig deeper for funding BR


The government may have to dig deeper for funding the state-run Bangladesh Railway (BR) as the restive politics casts an adverse impact on its revenue income.

Officials said the ongoing political turmoil continued to impact on the revenue earnings of the BR, especially from the passenger service, despite raises in fare.

Senior officials at the railway ministry said the figures available with them so far in the current fiscal year (FY) were too frustrating.

“We cannot forecast what will happen to our revenue at the end of the fiscal year,” said one of the officials.

The earnings from carrying passengers registered a negative growth of 1.41 per cent to Tk 4.88 billion in the FY 2013-14, official data revealed. More info

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