Afterwards, The pourashava was reshaped into 4 wards-Ward no. 1 as 'Central', Ward no. 2 as 'Betka', Ward no. 3 as 'Dighulia', Ward no. 4 as 'Santosh'. Again in 1988 it was subdivided into 6 wards- Ward no. 1 as 'Central', Ward no. 2 as 'Betka', Ward no. 3 as 'Dighulia', Ward no. 4 as 'Santosh', Ward no. 5 as 'Zila Sadar' and Ward no. 6 as 'Kazipur'. Then after some random decisions for few years, in 1999 The town was subdivided into 18 wards and gained its present shape.
It would take approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes to go Tangail from Dhaka city, via Kaliakair and Tongi. The distance is around 98 km. From Mohakhali (মহাখালী) bus terminal, several buses use to run for this district. Among them Nirala, Dhaleshwari, Jhatika and High Choice are notable bus services.
Several trains are available from Dhaka to Tangail. Among them most popular one is "Sirajganj Express". Other notable inter city trains those stop in Tangail railway station are: Padma Express, Ekota Express, Nilsagor Express, Silk City Express, Sundarban Express, Drutojan Express, Rangpur Express etc. Some local trains stop in the station too. Those are: Rajshahi Express, Rajshahi, Rajshahi Mail, Rangpur Express, Fast Passenger etc.