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Dhaka Tribune

Eid exodus: Dhaka residents start leaving for hometowns by train

  • First train left Dhaka for Rajshahi at 6am
  • 100% of tickets were sold online
Update : 03 Apr 2024, 03:18 PM

Residents of Dhaka on Wednesday started leaving the capital by train with advance tickets, in order to spend the Eid-ul-Fitr holidays in the hometowns or villages with their loved ones.

The first train, Dhumketu Express (769), left Dhaka for Rajshahi at 6am.

The second train, Parjatak Express (816), bound for Cox's Bazar, was scheduled to depart at 6:15am but left the platform 5 minutes later at 6:20am. 

Residents of Dhaka on Wednesday started leaving the capital by train with advance tickets, April 3, 2024 Photo: Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka TribuneThe third train, the Sylhet-bound Parabat Express (709), left Dhaka at 6:34am.

There was no extra crowd at Kamalapur Railway Station as all the tickets had been sold online in advance. 

Railway authorities conducted two-step checking to stop ticketless travel. 

Passengers were only allowed entry after their information was confirmed by scanning their tickets.

Some passengers had paper tickets while others were entering the station by showing tickets on their mobile phones.

There are temporary booths of law enforcement personnel at the railway station to ensure the safety of passengers during their Eid journey. 

Passengers said train journeys have become much easier than before due to the sale of tickets online. 

However, they said, authorities should ensure that the trains leave on time.

Station Master Md Anwar Hossain said officials at all levels are working to make the Eid journey of passengers smooth. 

Notably, all tickets for Eid trips till April 9 have already sold out. Now tickets will be sold for April 10, 11 and 12 depending on the moon sighting. 

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