The Ministry of Railways in consultation with the concerned Government agencies has decided to run one additional trip of Kolkata-Dhaka Cantonment Maitree Express each week. Indian Railways has now started running Mairtree Express from Kolkata with its own rake from 4th January 2015 every Sunday and from Dhaka Cantonment from 5th January 2015 every Monday for six month i.e. upto 29th June 2015 in the exiting timing, in addition to the existing days of service on Tuesday and Saturday from Kolkata and on Wednesday and Friday from Dhaka Cantonment.
On the completion of six months, this arrangement will get reversed and Bangladesh Railway rake will start running from Dhaka Cantonment from 5th July 2015 every Sunday and from Kolkata every Monday in the existing timings, in addition to the existing days of service on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Increase in the frequency of Maitree Express was decided in the Inter-Railway Meeting between the representatives of Indian Railways and Bangladesh Railway held in Kolkata on 26th and 27th October 2015.