Matikta rail crossing of Gazipur district is crucial for rail communication of Dhaka with northern and southern districts of Bangladesh. This rail route is also used by Kolkata bound international train Maitry Express.
The communication halted when a Dhaka bound express train coming from Dinajpur broke down on the track. Carriage in the middle of the train was not working.
It took about eight hours to restore communication. Passengers of the train reached their destination on bus. A rescue team reached there from Dhaka to fix it. This track was opened after 5:00 pm.
Kolkata bound Maitry express and Khulna bound Sundarban Express were stranded for this mishap.
Railway authority has said train movement on this track is normal now.