Kamalapur

Kamalapur Railway Station is the central railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It is the largest railway station of the country and thus the most important terminal for communication between Dhaka and rest of Bangladesh. It is also one of the most modern and striking buildings in Dhaka. Kamalapur railway station is situated on the north-east side of Motijheel. In front of Kamalapur Railway Station, there is Pir Jongi's Majar (a famous shrine). Kamalapur station looks very crowded all the time. Taxis, auto rickshaws, rickshaws, private cars and many more vehicle are gathered in front of station throughout the day. Centering on the Kamalapur Railway Station is a huge floating market that was established in this area when the station was built. However, there are also are small tea stalls and small shops selling goods necessary for the journey. These open air markets generally sell booklets, bread, mineral water, dry food, juice, t-shirt, napkins, cigarettes and so on. The station has also become the sleeping place for many homeless people. It is an area with a floating population of prostitutes and is generally regarded as a high risk area for contracting AIDS. However, the station plays an important role in commerce for the Motijheel area.