Sales of advance train ticket begin

Sales of advance train ticket begin

Railway authorities have started selling tickets in advance for trips ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. Holidaymakers, like always, queued up in hundreds to buy train tickets in advance.

Sales started on Tuesday with advance tickets for Sep 20 being made available. Tickets for Sep 21 would be sold on Wednesday and for later dates on each following day.

Eid-ul Azha will be celebrated in Bangladesh on Sep 25.

Large queues could be seen in front of all the counters at Dhaka’s Kamalapur Railway Station.

“People queued up since 6am. Those who came in the night were given tokens indicating their place in the queue, they came in the morning and lined up according to that,” said Railway police Inspector Mujibur Rahman.

Amir Hossain and Mujibur Rahman came from Mirpur, to get tickets for Kishoreganj. They said they came at night, when there were few people but it got crowded in the morning.

Tickets for Sep 21 will be up for sale on Wednesday. The tickets of Sep, 22, 23 and 24 would be sold on Sep 17, 18 and 19 respectively.

Return tickets to Dhaka will be available from railway stations in Rajshahi, Khulna, Dinajpur and Lalmonirhat. Tickets for Sep 27, 28, 29, 30 and Oct 1 would be sold on Sep 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27 respectively.


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