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Eid train ticket sales interrupted due to server glitch

  • Published at 02:24 am August 12th, 2018
Kamalapur Railway Station
Giant queues for tickets inside the Kamalapur Railway Station on Saturday Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

Thousands of people, queuing at the counters to buy tickets for Eid vacation, suffered a lot due to the glitch that occurred yesterday, the fourth day of advance ticket sales

The sale of advance train tickets for Eid-ul-Azha has been interrupted for over half an hour at the Kamalapur Railway Station due to a glitch in the server.  

Thousands of people, queuing at the counters to buy tickets for Eid vacation, suffered a lot due to the glitch that occurred on Saturday, the fourth day of advance ticket sales. 

Speaking to the Dhaka Tribune, some customers said they had been waiting to buy tickets since the previous night. 

“I stayed here last night so that I can be the first in line when the ticket counters opened,” said Rashed, looking to buy tickets to visit his home district in Sylhet, while Aslam, who was still in a queue, said he had been at the station for the last two days. 

“It is very difficult to get a ticket but I hope to get one and be able to celebrate Eid with my parents” he said. 

Another customer said he had been waiting at the station since early morning, but was not sure whether he would get any ticket.

“I am very tired now, but I have nothing to do but to wait for some more time.”

Women at the railway station complained that there is only one queue for them while there are two queues for men. 

“This makes things very difficult for us,” said a woman. 

The sale of advanced train tickets began on August 8 and will end on August 12. 

Sale of return tickets will start on August 15. Tickets for August 24 will be available on that day, for August 25 on August 16, August 26 on August 17, August 27 on August 18, and for August 28 on August 19.

Nine pairs of special trains will run on different routes on the occasion of Eid. 

Government Railway police (GRP), Railway Nirapatta Bahini (RNB), Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) have been deployed at all major stations to prevent the sale of tickets in the black market while the deputy commissioners concerned will conduct mobile courts during the period.