Bangladesh Railway started selling tickets at counters from Saturday after months-long hiatus due to Covid-19 pandemic
All the passengers, willing to travel via railway services for the next one week, have returned empty handed from Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka.
Several hundreds of people flocked to the station as Bangladesh Railway started selling tickets at counters from Saturday after months-long hiatus due to Covid-19 pandemic.
The passengers failed to buy the desired tickets for their journey due to its unavailability till September 20 as the authorities said the tickets till the date have already been sold online.
Masud Sarwar, the station manager, said tickets for the September 21 journey were sold at the counters on Saturday as there were no tickets available till September 20.
Last week, the railway authorities announced the start of sale of tickets at station counters from September 12 alongside its online sale.
According to its decision, sale of 50% tickets against the total seats will continue, to maintain social and physical distancing.
Of the tickets, 25% were announced to be sold through online and rest 25% from counters.
Train services resumed on May 31 with eight pairs of intercity trains, following public holidays announced to contain Covid-19 transmission.
Bangladesh Railway started selling 50% tickets online from May 30 to avoid health risks amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Train services were suspended by the government on March 25, to curb the Covid 19 outbreak.