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Eid advance train tickets from Monday

  • Published at 02:36 pm August 27th, 2016
Eid advance train tickets from Monday
The selling of advance train tickets will begin from Monday on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, the second greatest religious festivals. The authority concerned has taken all-out preparations to ensure a smooth distribution of train tickets amid adequate security measures, said Bangladesh Railway Joint Director General (Operation) SM Murad Hossain, reports BSS. "The officials of Dhaka and Chittagong Railway stations will supervise the selling of advance train tickets amid adequate security surveillance," he added. He said sale of tickets will begin at 8am every day and each passenger will be allowed to purchase four tickets but no ticket once sold will be returned. Bangladesh Railway will distribute train tickets of September 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 respectively on August 29, 30, 31, and September 1 and 2, he mentioned. He said the return tickets of the railways will be available at Rajshahi, Khulna, Rangpur, Dinajpur and Lalmonirhat rail stations after the Eid-ul-Azha. "Return tickets will be distributed on September 5, 7, 8 and 9 for September 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 respectively," he added. Seven pairs of special trains will be added to the existing ones in order to facilitate the holidaymakers ahead of the Eid, Hossain said. Meanwhile, the railways minister said no train service to and from Dhaka-Kolkata would ply on September 11 and 12 on the occasion of Eid.