The Bangladesh Railway is going to start selling advance tickets for Eid-ul-Fitr today.
Meanwhile, huge crowd was seen at the Kamalapur railway station in the capital on Saturday.
Some bus operators will also start advance tickets sale within the next few days.
Saidur Rahman, assistant director (operation) central control of Bangladesh Railway, told New Age on Saturday that the railway would start selling advance tickets today and it would continue till August 9.
The officials also said the tickets would be sold at Dhaka and Chittagong stations from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
The tickets for travelling on August 14 will be available on August 5, August 15’s on August 6, August 16’s on August 7, August 17’s on August 8, and August 18’s on August 9.
The railway’s director (public relation and traffic), Zaharul Islam, said seven special inter-city trains would be operated during Eid-ul-Fitr.
‘Five special trains will be running on Dhaka-Dewanganj-Dhaka, Chittagong-Chandpur-Chittagong, Chittagong-Noakhali-Chittagong, Dhaka-Parbotipur-Dhaka and Dhaka-Khulna-Dhaka routes three days before and a day after the Eid day,’ he said.
The officer also said two special trains would be running during Eid day on Mymensingh-Kishoreganj-Mymensingh and Bhairab-Kishoreganj-Bhairab due to Eid prayer at Sholakia.
Many people were seen to crowd the Kamalapur railway station for collecting tickets.
A railway station officer told New Age that most of the people came to collect August 13’s advance tickets.
Some bus operators at Gabtoli bus terminal such as Suborna Paribahan, Shaymoli Transport, Hanif Enterprise and Shohagh Transport confirmed that they would start selling tickets within a few days.
Courtesy of New Age