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Rapid Pass in 3 ferry ghats from Oct 1

Update : 01 Sep 2015, 06:03 AM

The government is going to introduce Rapid Pass system at Daulatdia, Paturia and Kazirhat ferry ghats from October 1.

Shipping Secretary Shafique Alam Mehdi made the disclosure after an agreement singing programme at the ministry on Tuesday morning.

The pass can be purchased at the ghats for Tk200. It can be recharged till Tk1,000 and the toll will be deducted from the pass every time the passenger avails the ferry service.

The secretary said: “Initially, the facility will be introduced in three ferry ghats and later extended to other ferry and launch ghats."

He said the facility is being run in Bangladesh Railways and for BRTC buses through a pilot project and later it will be given to the passengers of metro rail, bus rapid transit and private buses.

The facility will enable the passengers to avail digital tickets that will end the sufferings from waiting long in the queue for tickets.

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