2018-06-02 11:54:32 BdST
Railway begins advance Eid ticket sale
Bangladesh Railway (BR) on Friday began advance ticket sale for the homebound passengers from Dhaka on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Fitr.
Tickets for travelling on 31 intercity trains on June 10 were sold today at Kamalapur station.
Besides, June 11’s tickets will be sold on June 2, June 12’s on June 3, June 13’s on June 4, June 14’s on June 5 and June 15’s on June 6.
The railway also will begin advance return ticket sale on June 10 at 8 am under special arrangement simultaneously from Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Dinajpur and Lalmonirhat stations for the Dhaka-bound passengers after the Eid.
Tickets of June 19 will be sold on June 10, June 20’s tickets on June 11, June 21’s on June 12, June 22’s on June 13, June 23’s on June 14 and June 24’s tickets will be sold on June 15.
Sources said nine pairs of special train will run marking the Eid.
A passenger will get maximum four tickets and sold tickets will not be returned. There were long queues in front of all the counters at Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka with some people waiting for those to open since last night.
“Arrangements of all-time vigilance with the cooperation of the law enforcement agencies will be taken to prevent ticket black marketing,” Bangladesh Railway Director General Md Amzad Hossain said, adding mobile court drives would be carried out with the cooperation of the deputy commissioners.
“A total of 26 counters are selling tickets from 8:00am, among which two are reserved for women only,” Amzad said.
“We are trying our best in order to ensure tickets for everyone,” the DG said.
Earlier on May 24, Railways Minister Mujibul Haque fixed June 1 to begin the advance train ticket sales.
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