Mad rush at Kamalapur station to collect advance train tickets

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Dhaka, June 1: Bangladesh Railway authorities started selling advance train tickets on Friday on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.Hundreds of holidaymakers standing in long queues were seen collecting tickets for June 10 journey at Kamalapur Railway Station on the first day of advance train tickets sale, UNB reports.

Each passenger will be able to buy maximum four tickets.

As per the Railway’s previous announcement, tickets for June 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 will be available on June 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 respectively.

Besides, the return tickets for the journey of June 19 will be available on June 10 and that for June 20 on June 11, for June 21 on June 12, for June 22 on June 13 and for June 23 on June 14 and for June 24 on June 15.

The Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of Muslims, is expected to be celebrated on June 16 next, depending on moon sighting.

Over six million people are expected to leave the capital by trains, buses, and water vessels for their respective village homes to celebrate the Eid holidays with their near and dear ones.

Bangladesh Railway also announced that seven special trains will operate during the Eid rush to ensure a hassle-free journey for the public.

Meanwhile, private bus operators started selling advance tickets from May 30 ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Amid the growing demand ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, domestic airlines have decided to operate additional flights on different routes to serve more homebound passengers.

Unusual traffic congestions on Dhaka-Chattogram highway, the busiest highway of the nation, have prompted the airlines’ authorities to come up with the decision as many people look unwilling to travel by roads.