A total of 50 buses will be reserved to face any contingency situation
Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) will start selling advance tickets from May 20, and launch an Eid special service from May 27, to ensure safe journey for holidaymakers.
“BRTC will start selling advance tickets from different depots, including the ones in Motijheel, Joarsahara, Kalayanpur, Gabtoli, Mohammadpur, Mirpur, Jatrabari, Gazipur and Narayanganj, from May 20,” said BRTC Chairman Farid Ahmed Bhuiyan, reports BSS.
He said: "A total of 1,089 buses, including 150 newly imported ones, will operate as the Eid special service from May 27.
"Of these buses, 649 buses will operate from Dhaka, and 390 from different districts and upazilas," he added.
“We will keep 50 buses as reserved to face any contingency situation,” Farid said.
BRTC Deputy General Manager (operation), Moniruzzaman Babu, said Motijheel bus depot will operate bus services on the Dhaka-Nagpur, Daudkandi, Bajitpur, Khulna, Dinajpur, and Netrokona routes.
Rangpur, Panchagar, Kurigram, Gaibandha, Kushtia, Rajshahi, Sherpur, Jamalpur, Netrokona, Nagorpur, Gobindaganj, Ranishangkar, Thakurgaon, and Dinajpur routes will remain under BRTC’s Kalayanpur bus depot.
Gabtoli bus deport will operate services on the Rangpur, Dinajpur, and Thakurgaon routes, Babu said.
Babu said Bishwa road-Panchdona, Rangpur, Naogaon, Joypurhat, Tangail, Mymensingh and Bogura routes will remain under Joarsahara bus depot; Rangpur, Kushtia, Kurigram, Dinajpur, and Naogaon routes under Mirpur bus depot; and the entire Rangpur route will be under Mohammadpur bus depot of BRTC.
Besides, bus services will operate on the Bishwa road-Panchdona, Kishoreganj, Tangail, Jamalpur, Netrokona, Mymensingh, Rangpur, Dinajpur, and Thakurgaon rotutes from BRTC’s Gazipur bus depot.
Jatrabari bus depot will operate services on the Dhaka-Gauripur, Tongi-Mawa, Chittagong and Sylhet routes; Narayanganj bus deport on the Dhaka-Narayanganj, Dhaka-Meghna upazila, Biswa road-Panchdona routes; Narsingdi bus deport on the Dhaka-Narsingdi and Dhaka-Bhairab routes; while Sylhet bus deport will operate services on the Sylhet-Tarakanda routes.
The BTRC chairman urged Eid holidaymakers to travel by buses of the BRTC Special Service and said 50 buses will be kept ready at different BRTC depots in Dhaka to offer services to people from June 3.
“We will keep these buses as standby at the Mirpur bus depot, in front of Nandanpark, Kalayanpur bus depot, Chadra Mor, Motijheel bus depot, Joarsahara bus depot, Mohammadpur bus depot, Hemayetpur bus depot, and Mohakhali bus depot to provide service to people,” he said.
People will get all necessary information on BRTC website: www.btrc.gov.bd .
For tickets and other travel information BTRC has requested people to contact the numbers: Motijheel Depot-01712281121; Kalayanpur Depot-01711578744; Gabtoli Depot-01818485388; Joarsahara Depot-01619457245; Mirpur Depot-01740098888; Mohammadpur Depot- 01712224038; Gazipur Depot-01817782866; Jatrabari Depot-01711391514; Narayanganj Depot-01716684144; Comilla Depot-01758880011; and Narsingdi Depot-01553349567.
During the last Eid-ul-Fitr, BRTC operated a total of 904 buses, including 475 from Dhaka and 375 on different routes outside the capital.