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Advance Eid train ticket sale begins

  • Published at 11:03 am August 8th, 2018
Long queues at Kamalapur Railway Station due to a mad rush for advance Eid tickets <b>Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune</b>
Long queues at Kamalapur Railway Station due to a mad rush for advance Eid tickets Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Each passenger will be able to buy a maximum of four tickets at a time

Hundreds of ticket-seekers have thronged Kamalapur Railway Station as Bangladesh Railway begun selling advance train tickets for Eid-ul-Azha.

The sale of tickets began at 8am on Wednesday. Each passenger will be able to buy a maximum of four tickets.

People gathered at ticket counters to collect tickets for August 17, reports the UNB.

Many ticket seekers said they came to the railway station on Tuesday evening to buy tickets. They also spent the night at the station in order to get hold of the tickets.

The advance ticket of August 18, 19, 20 and 21 will be available on August 9, 10, 11 and 12 respectively.

Besides, the return tickets for the journey of August 24 will be available on August 15 and for August 25 on August 16, August 26 on August 17, August 27 on August 18 and for August 28 on August 19.

Besides, nine pairs of special trains will run on different routes on the occasion of Eid.

There will be 1,402 coaches with 229 locomotives.

Government Railway Police (GRP), Railway NirapattaBahini (RNB), Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will be deployed at all the big stations to preventthe sale of tickets in black market while the deputy commissioners concerned will conduct mobile courts.

Meanwhile, plying of Dhaka-Kolkata-Dhaka Maitree Train will remain suspended on August 21, 22 and the Bandhan express on August 23.