Railway services across Bangladesh faced a huge setback on Sunday, the second day of the opposition-sponsored blockade of rail, road and waterways .

The schedule for railways virtually broke down and services in at least ten routes came to a halt for hours as blockaders removed fishplates from rail tracks, set fire to trains and rail lines and put barricades on tracks in different places. There were, however, no immediate reports of casualty.

The authorities restored the rail links of Dhaka with Chittagong and northern Lalmonirhat and Chandpur. In northern Rajshahi, the full restoration of communication may take days, they said

In Dhaka, the blockade was marred with violence when the opposition supporters exploded crude bombs and petrol targeting buses.