PV Desk : Railways Minister Mujibul Haque on Wednesday said the government has taken all the necessary steps so that homebound people can return to their respective cities after celebrating Eid-ul-Fitr with their families and friends smoothly.

“The government is putting in its best efforts to provide the best services to passengers,” he told reporters at Kamalapur Railway station in the city.

Minister Haque said the government cancelled the leave of railway staff to make homebound passengers Eid journey smoother.

Earlier, the minister saw off the passengers of two trains – Rajshahi-bound Silk City and Chattogram-bound Suborno Express – from Kamalapur Railway Station.

Some 30 trains left Kamalapur for various destinations till 3pm on Wednesday, said a PID handout.

Of the trains, two trains were delayed to some extent while the rest left Dhaka timely.

The minister said a total of 94 trains will run on various routes.

Senior railway officials were present.